Selected poems from 'Tabular Rasa' by Jeff Raheb

  • Havana      
  • Paro Dzhong - Bhutan      
  • Dal Lake - Kashmir      
  • Bamboo      
  • The Center      
  • I Pour You A Cup Of Tea      
  • For The Women Of Bosnia      
  • You Say It Is Raining      
  • Zimbabwe      
  • The Comet      
  • Pygmalion      
  • Ganges      
  • Nasca - Peru      
  • Zu Twa Szi      
  • Body Rain      
  • The Shadow Puppet (Jogjakarta )                      
  • Songkla - Thailand      
  • 5 Haikus
  • Paro Dzhong - Bhutan

    Your tongue licks the silence
    Seals it inside gray stones
    and the straight white walls
    of your gompa

    Burgundy-Buddhist children
    Single-file past
    Leaving a quick smile
    and wave of hand

    There is no turning back

    Barking dogs break
    the subdued silence
    That sits between
    the emptiness
    of my unvoiced words

    Copyright 2004 Jeff Raheb