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Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

in the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps

the mourning dove approaches
a wing wipes his tears away
(Janie Adcock, I Got Nothing)
lotus opens
blossom fills
homeless’ bowl
(Cheryl-Lynn Roberts, Tournesol dans du Jardin)

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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