Articles Archives: Lama Tsultrim's Poetry

Samhain

by Tsultrim Allione Sitting with doors open Fire blazing Rain arriving in loud hissing whispers Through the Ponderosas below my cabin I finish a long practice Light one candle And at that moment Coyotes howl From the hidden meadow Sky lightens with hidden full moon I rise Close the doors And prepare the feast Calling … More

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Hibernation

by Tsultrim Allione Mists blow in from Chimney Rock Spattering cold rain in my open doorway Cat turns on his back Stretches out burying deeper into blankets Resumes deep breathing Soft spotted belly Rises and falls Paws covering his eyes Finding another world  

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Ravens

by Tsultrim Allione As if held together by an invisible thread Staying always equidistant Synchronized racing acrobats A pair of ravens shoot over my cabin Down into the hidden valley Up over the hills And off to Ekajati Peak Joy cutting the air Sharp whirs Steel gray skies Lightened by dawn pinks, like a blush … More

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Migration

by Tsultrim Allione Wakened by elk’s bugle Single, long, loud Followed by another, cutting the edge of dawn sky Then the coyotes follow squealing Down below In wild rose and antelope brush thickets As I call the Dakas and Dakinis To come with from space with their bells and drums The elk are coming through … More

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Witches New Year

by Tsultrim Allione I awoke to slate gray covering everything The world disappearing into mist As the sky lightened Haze settled into the valleys Dragons snaking over sagebrush, arroyos and the old pinon trees A lone cow, left behind in fall roundup, bellows Ekajati Peak brown now Fall colors leached out by night rain Feed … More

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