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Moon Sun Stars

Lucky moon
How she hides behind the clouds–
She might be too shy to show her face.

Aggressive sun
Difficult to keep out of the window–
Do you mind if we make love in the morning?

Jealous stars
Why do you shoot comets back and forth?
Aren’t I one of you at all?

April is poetry month. This month we offer several poems by Chogyam Trungpa. On Friday, April 29th, David Rome–longtime editor of Chogyam Trungpa’s poetry–and Tillie Perks will present “Chogyam’s Odessey,” a special online offering of Chogyam Trungpa’s poetry, hosted by Mary Lang and the Boston Shambhala Center. For a full description and to register please go to: https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=535494

“Moon Sun Stars” is an unpublished poem written 31 March, 1983, while visiting his wife Diana at Willowstream Park, Falmouth, Nova Scotia.

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