Beauty Rises Forth

Written by Marshal Jon McKitrick
© 2009

Dragonflies hover in their singing, koi minnows dream serenity
Lotus blossom, present moment, all of this somehow a part of me

From the mud deep below, Beauty rises forth
Out of Great Mystery blossoms Divine worth

Half hidden shadow as the Buddha smiles, blissful notes from Krishna’s flute
This path continues on forever, all branches grow from just One Root

From the mud deep below, Beauty rises forth
Out of Great Mystery blossoms Divine worth

Tara dancing ‘neath the maple leaves, Kuan Yin blessed by Brother Sun
Spiral journey on the Cosmic Dance, one step follows another one

From the mud deep below, Beauty rises forth
Out of Great Mystery blossoms Divine worth

Circling through every season, viewing our lives a step behind
Trying to understand the reason, beyond our senses and our mind

From the mud deep below, Beauty rises forth
Out of Great Mystery blossoms Divine worth

From the mud deep below, Beauty rises forth
Out of Great Mystery blossoms Divine worth