The Elephants of Himavant
The first time I was hypnotised, I became
an elephant, blue all over with a gold ring in my ear.
I walked red jungle paths trumpeting,
played in pools with my children,
who were green, yellow, all colours.
Such happiness there.
What a surprise when I found a tapestry
from Burmese Buddhist cosmology
in the British Library titled:
‘The Fabulous Region of Himavant’
showing us all in our pool
playing with the gods.
If you have any thoughts on this poem, Rose Cook would
be pleased to hear them.