Truth pursued in the debating court
we must know how to write
modern techniques creep in
Our friends come to see what we're up to
Our neighbors are less impressed
to see my multitasking father
who delights in marriage to Sandra
People in Jodhpur are modest
they live in modest homes
They mind their own business
Paparazzi are shooed away
Then Delhi for a moment with father and god father
but soon on the road again… to Zurich and then porsched to Bern
where fellow monks plan a monastery
and on to Rome for communion at Giolitti's
and a blessing from San Antonio
Then on to Delhi book fair
and Dharamsala where the pursuit of truth goes on
Welcomed by Hubli friends;
I visit a cattle fair along the way
still others are oblivious
to greener parts, we hope
Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery
But love is in the air...
My father and Sandra tie the knot!
They sign on the dotted line
Other things are going on...
and the baton is passed on
In Delhi, Ganshyam rests from cooking as Master-ji tailors on
Dear T T-la avoids the midday sun
And all enjoy their virtual realities
though the wise stick to the visceral
My friends Shartse Khensur Rinpoche in the Trithog Khang
Gautam Sachdeva at old Rato
And Madame Siddeshwar, the proud owner of Hubli’s finest steel Almirahs.
I love my Siddeshwar almirah and she is happy I do!
Our chief administrator, in charge while I’m away
to visit its rocky coastline
and everyone seems to pose
But be mindful of where you tread
as life is full of life!!
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