ancient temple
the face of Buddha
hacked off


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  1. Alan Summers Says:

    ancient temple
    the face of Buddha
    hacked off

    —BRUCE H. FEINGOLD

    Ah, but what is ancient? Even the universe we 'inhabit' came from nowhere that might be ancient.

    So sad when old artefacts are defaced or destroyed. Religion and religious intolerance has so much to answer for.

    A very strong couplet after the opening line. I feel allegorical strengths where we could see ourselves as ancient temples destroying the good deeds of our youth, or allowing others to do so, regardless of which faith or belief. Often our own religion culture instigates the very damage we accuse others of 'starting'.

    Strong poem!

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    Alan Summers
    Earlier version: Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

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