Written for:  Carpe Diem #1369 – Kamala (along the Silk Road & reading Siddhartha) 

Along The Silk Road

Buddhism along the Silk Road


“Along the Silk Road there must have been something like places where the traders, mostly men, could find their pleasures, if you understand what I mean. And I think that the “Kama Sutra” ideas were also spread along the Silk Road, because the Silk Road wasn’t only a trading route but also a route to spread ideas and beliefs from other countries. We already saw that Buddhism came along the Silk Road and maybe this “Tantra-philosophy” also came to the several countries along the Silk Road. Maybe I am just someone who thinks to much and loves to share his thoughts with his audience, but I love to share these things with you all.”

A little controversial episode I think. At the one hand the “Kama Sutra” (the world) and at the other hand Buddhism (the Inner world), but I think it fits our theme … the Silk Road.

The Silk Road was as controversial as this episode … so I think I can publish this.”

for the first time
climbing the tree of love
along the Silk Road

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

a weary trader
walking for miles on the silk road
finds his pleasure


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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