Vladimir Kush, Sunrise by the Ocean (1998)

Morning Prayers

May this day be filled
with blessings— to experience
Beauty, Truth, Goodness.

Insight, Illumination—
inspire me each day.

May I be grateful
that today be beautiful,
fruitful and wonderful.

Spreading wide my wings
with wisdom & compassion
in my mind and heart.

May the sweet white rose
with soft petals teach me
purity of heart.

Be thankful to see
the One in the many
and many in the One.

The universe is my mind.
My mind is the universe—
I am That.

May this day be bright
filling my mind with
wisdom & radiant light.

Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 8-28-2014
On Goethe's 265th birthday