Quan Yin

Deutsch: Die Meisterin des Lebens.

Deutsch: Die Meisterin des Lebens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quan Yin

merciful goddess
such compassionate goodness
(womanly essence)

embodies your soul
melds eastern and western worlds
cherry blossoms rain

Today, over at dVerse Poetics, Kelvin invites us to write of things Asian. I chose Quan Yin, the goddess of compassion who, as I see it, mirrors the Virgin Mary in Western Culture. Both figures capture the essence of feminine beauty.


25 thoughts on “Quan Yin

  1. This brings one such a sense of comfort.


  2. Akila says:

    very beautiful! The two pieces connect and also stand on their own!


  3. A very loving and loveable Goddess.


  4. And again, another beautiful poem. This one is just effortless! Beautiful.


  5. So simple yet so profound. Apple blossoms are raining around here right now. The image is lovely.


  6. Sherry Marr says:

    Quan Yin is one of my favorites. Beautiful!


  7. henna ink says:

    I love the ending:
    “melds eastern and western worlds
    cherry blossoms rain”


    I love reading about mythology, spiritual traditions and practices, gods/goddesses, etc. because it’s one of the best ways to gain exposure to other cultures.


  8. Rowan Taw says:

    I have many Buddhist statues, but I gave up my one Quan Yin to my husband when we separated…I figured he would need some femininity around his new home! Lovely haiku that expresses her compassion.


  9. Jamie Dedes says:

    Lovely poem. I am partial to Quan Yin. One bedroom apartment and five images fo Quan Yin including a large statue that used to stand in from of my bamboo when I had a large rural property.

    Enjoyed this.


  10. Susan says:

    Quan Yin has been gentle with me, and I find your poem does her justice.


  11. The enjoy this poem, and I learned about an apect of Asian culture which connect to my Christian culture( The Quan Yin)


  12. Cherry blossom rain, sounds delightful…beautiful verse!


  13. janehewey says:

    Words fail me when it comes to Quan Yin. You’ve done a lovely, subtle and powerful work here. embodies, melds, rain. yes!


  14. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …very beautiful Victoria… and that cherry blossoms finale is excellent… i think the right symbol & feel of the scene to associate such a figure of compassion… cherry blossoms have many layers that i truly loved & admired… no worries about not using the tagalog terms… it is just another option… the main theme is to write about asia / asians… i onlu offered an alternative just in case anyone find the main theme uncomfortable… smiles…


  15. I like the melding of western and eastern worlds ~ She is a merciful goddess and mother ~


  16. wolfsrosebud says:

    i enjoyed that last line… it took me by surprise


  17. Laxmi says:

    Very lovely. Compassion crossing boundaries created by mankind.


  18. claudia says:

    love the cherry blossom reain and the melting of the worlds…there’s more in common than what divides them…very cool victoria


  19. viv blake says:

    Mercy and compassion are essential if we are all to live in peace with one another. A lovely little poem.


  20. punnypalaver says:

    We had crab apple blossoms rain on Easter Sunday in our front yard. Beautiful experience. Lovely metaphor for feminine compassion.


  21. Mary says:

    Victoria, I enjoyed this. It is nice to read the similarities between Quan Yin and the Virgin Mary. And I love cherry blossom rain!


  22. Wonderful pairing the Eastern and Western concepts of spiritual and feminine beauty.


  23. brian miller says:

    love me some cherry blossom rain….so delicate and beautiful….
    and come compassion as well…in that i find beauty, surely…
    was unfamiliar with her so thanks for the education..smiles


  24. 2 very lovely haiku.. and thank you for sharing about Quan Yin.


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