‘Zhen-Shan-Ren’: A Poem for Falun Dafa Day

By Evan Mantyk
Evan Mantyk
Evan Mantyk
Evan Mantyk is an English teacher in New York and President of the Society of Classical Poets.
May 11, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

(Zhen-Shan-Ren: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” the three main principles of Falun Dafa)

 

Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren!
The sound of the drums that beat in heaven,
Pounding out in a celestial rhythm,
Epic, elegant, enlightening hymn:
Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren…

Even if heard by the lowest of men,
It can make their minds and their hearts ascend
With just one beat, one peek at this one trend:
Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren…

What brilliance in the hearts of our children,
Who by nature are so simple and pure;
The thump of their quick little feet concur:
Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren…

The sound resounds across a sea of sin;
Suddenly true thoughts, old dreams, awaken;
The way is clear to a home forgotten:
Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren…

The blocked third eye may be pummeled open;
Sights so amazing, dazzling, and puzzling!
Even the rocks are alive and pulsing:
Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren!

 

Evan Mantyk
Evan Mantyk is an English teacher in New York and President of the Society of Classical Poets.