Our #TankaTuesday prompt this week is a #PhotoPrompt. Diana Peach chose the image:
Before you stands the door to Nirvana…
Now is the time to break free from the chains that bound you to this earthly plane. Let go of all the restraints that held you back. Breathe in the quiet serenity. Enter the Bardo—the liminal state between death and rebirth. Walk with the hands of time through the red door into that which lies beyond…
darkness of rebirth held inside the womb of time sacred realism flashes of past and present a transcendental release
Our existence cannot suggest any discontinuity in time and space between the place and moment of death to those of rebirth. Time and space unite each reality as one.
© Colleen M. Chesebro
I wrote this tanka prose for my beloved brother-in-law, Steven Chesebro, who passed through the red door on February 15, 2022. May he rest in peace. So, Mote, it be!
Namaste. 🙏🏻 ❤️