from the back of the point of the dark and light to the beginning of body becoming the large is born you can sit anywhere and find it find the point find the body large you can stand you can talk you can buy groceries or watch tv you can lie in bed wake from a dream or go into one your house your street your city is filled with the starting point and the fullness there is no end the point is wherever you are the body large is your true body is the you that is more than you that is beyond you dharmakaya radiant sometimes you will hear the rush of light infusing light filling feel the spiral movement up the body the body expanding becoming the body large it may seem extraordinary but it's not it's what always was always is the stars you didn't see where were you standing? what obscured your view? how calm was your gaze how still the body how smooth the breath? beyond the point where the dark and light open the body large waits there to pour into you is the light of a thousand suns
© 1998 Leslye Layne Russell
This poem was read publicly for the first time
at Cafe International in San Francisco, May 15, 1998,
and was published in Minotaur in November, 1998.