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* Siamese Lotus Sutra * * ʴشպ *

What blooming lovely Lotus flowers
Whose perfume fills Siam
Grow tranquilly in turbid showers
Down by the Mekong dam
In monsoons mixed with diesel fumes
And in rice paddy mud
With beautiful light-hearted blooms
These future Buddhas bud

͡˹
áӨ¡Өõźᴹ
Ժҹҧº آҹ
½Ҿӡ˹˹ѡ

㹷ҧѹͤ駴¹ѹ
ŹŹ
պԡҹ繾ҹǹԭ
ҹ ˹觾оطʹ͹Ҥ

They blossom where theres poverty
Beside the bamboo sheds
Not in the lap of luxury
Upon rich rosy beds
They spring up from a dirty pool
With manners that are mild
These lovely lotuses whose cool
Cool hearts are undefiled
ҹѡҹ㹷դҡ
ҧ еͺ
ǧѡ觤ͧ
ͺ§ԨԵÿ駡蹡Һ
ҹЧ͡ҨҡŹʡá
Ѻ仴ҷѹ͹¹
Ƿմǧ͡
ѹҨ͡繤Ӿٴ

Amid the bustling tuk-tuk noise
They grow up so polite
With such great dignity and poise
And hearts that are pure white
And in the land of elephants
Serene as Buddhas face
They grow up with such elegance
And such amazing grace
㹷ҧ§ἴдѧͧö-
ҹѺԺⵢҧ
դʧʧҧ㹷ǧ
մǧѹǼشͧ
Ժ˭躹ᴹ
ʧǡѺǧоѡ觾мվҤ
ҹ͡ҧʧ
ЧҹȨ

For where light-hearted people work
For sixty cents an hour
Amid the deepest darkest murk
Youll find the lotus flower
They bloom on Chao Prya river banks
Down in the Bangkok ditch
And where rice farmers offer thanks
Not court-yards of the rich
Фسѡ繴͡ҹ
ҹ㹷餹
ͧӧҹҺ˧͵ҧ
šç 繵
㹷ҧ͡͹
Ҿ
㹺֧ӷǡا෾
㹷ǹҡǤӢͺسѹ
ҹҹ٢ͧ

For they dont grow by ivory towers
Like roses raised for show
But most enlightened of the flowers
The lovely Lotus grow
Wherever good and gracious Thai
Who come from poorer parts
Hold their resilient heads up high
Their brilliance fills their hearts
кҹ
ҹҧ ͤ§Ҫҧҹ˹
ԴѺҡҺ ١§Ъѹ
ǹ鹤ʹ͡
ԴʡҺôҴ͡㴼ͧ
ҹкҹ
㹷㴡 褹㨴 աʧҧ
͹ҨҡѧѴѹ
Դ˹Եҧ
ǹ㨷仴»ѭ

They sway with grace in muddy fields
Of friendly old Isaan
Where bending families tend their yields
And where my darling Nan
Like petals of the lotus folds
Her praying hands at night
And opens up her heart that holds
A cup of pure white light!
ҹѡ͹ҧʧҧ㹺֧Ź
ҹ Թᴹ
ҹ Ҫǹҡѧ駻١
ҹ ʹǧ㨢ͧ
觻й繾͹͡
ǴС͹ҹ͹
ѺԴǧ
Ҿ仴ʧǾطҧШҧ

©  D.M.
January 24, 2006

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Thai translation by Suphawut Wathabunditkul
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