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dedicated to my dear aunty June.

Temple of The Peaceful Dragon. Kyoto ( 1696 )

Water_witch-2by Abigael26 Oct 2013

Peace is palpable
in this garden

resplendent, calm
in empty space

fifteen rocks in groups
two's, three's and five

the clean white gravel
is raked daily with care

in perfect circles
around the boulders

and in straight lines
between them

seen from the verandah -
a subliminal tree

wherever you stand only
fourteen stones are seen

only the enlightened
see the fifteenth stone.