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Unread 06-14-2019, 10:50 AM
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The interiority of this reminds me of two lines in one of Rilke's poems in French, which he talks about the center of a rose: "C'est ton interieur qui sans cesse / se caresse, dirait-on." ("It's your interior that ceaselessly embraces itself, one might say.")

Okay, on second thought, maybe it's not actually as relevant as I thought. But Morten Lauridsen's musical setting of that poem came bubbling up in my mind, anyway.

I love the way you've handled the last two lines in particular. Very nice.

I would prefer to see this titled "Buddha in the Mandorla," since that image explains so much in the poem that follows. "Buddha in Glory" is too vague and requires a note, I think.
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