Monthly Poetry: True Tantra Groupie


There are a thousand ways to express that thing that can’t be expressed. Through teaching the dharma great meditation masters have tried their best to pass their wisdom onto us. Another way their wisdom makes manifest is through arts and in this case poetry. Please enjoy this month’s ‘enlightened’ poem.

Sunset or sunrise in the Tantra Group–
The wicked people with pocket money
Are supposed to be truly dangerous.

Students of Vajrayana watching the glow of fire
Toasting their emotions
Might happen to eat them
With a thin spread of butter flavored with marmalade.

It is good that the fire is burning
That the water is flowing,
Stars in the galaxies are in their appropriate places.
The universe is loveable
To the extent that simultaneous orgasm can be shared.

Fire is red
Sky is blue
Grass is green–
things as they are.
But they speak an unspeakable utterance:
That they have the right to complain.

Fire is red
Sky is blue
Grass is green
Fire is red
Sky is blue
Grass is green
Fire is red
Sky is blue
Grass is green

Who said that …

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
5 July 1974
First Thought, Best Thought, 108 Poems

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