Issue 5 – Wiedemann

Barbara Wiedemann

The Prayer Flags of Bhutan

Prayer flags
green yellow blue white red
are attached in a line to a string,
prayer flags
of light gauzy material
are placed on mountains
and on bridges
placed where the breeze
catches them
flutters them
thus sending out prayers
for all sentient beings.
Poems are like prayer flags–
it’s unknown
who will be the recipient
who will benefit
or will be changed.