Bells be still
quiet wind
No one calls
ancient souls
Still they wait,
just in case
Sheer spirits,
bathed in light

Youth will cry,
and fear loss
Spinning wheels
chime and ping
Gates open
here and there
Without words,
the two speak

Prayer Wheels at a Buddhist Temple, Beijing, China
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

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c.b.w. 2014