February 14, 2008
In honor of Valentine's Day, two poems by Tsangyang Gyatso (1683-1706):
When people say this about me,
It is no mistake:
I have more lovers than there are
Bees buzzing above this lake.
From the peaks of the eastern mountains
A bright white moon has risen,
And a young girl’s face
Shines round in my mind.
- From White Crane: Love Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, translated by Geoffrey R. Waters