Dori Digenti

poem Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Chokyi Gyatso 04.05.2007 Earth's powdery breath exhaled this morning Drawn in again for the meltdown Deer's hoofs rhythmically pound the forest floor Like pistons pulsing under my hood Carburetor choking out its carbon load I set out for the day's gleaning Another automotive bardo as I sit Nailed to the present moment Once I lay naked next to the guru In a beautiful moment of grace I swam in a sea of liquid jewels Pearls, rubies, and emeralds Once he taught me to make Chinese tea I, of Nihon the four islands, Who wandered sacred Shinto precincts And drank in 2000 years of sadness These were only dreams of Trungpa Who never knew me but Is closer to me than my own face Will I remember my true name When he calls me from Beyond this dream? Dori Digenti Lodro Sangmo