Sky empty and luminous

by Shabkar (Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol)

English version by Matthieu Ricard
Original Language Tibetan

Sky empty and luminous
beyond all attachments,
Remains.
Me, the setting sun
resplendent with light,
Will not remain at all.

I pass behind the western summit
To reappear again soon,
Above the mountains of the east.

-- from Rainbows Appear: Tibetan Poems of Shabkar, Translated by Matthieu Ricard

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