THE APOLLONIAN SMILE

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Poem by Dimitrios Vassiliadis 

Oh God of harmony and non-multiplicity 
you who disperses the sun’s life-giving energy

sweetens Buddha’s marble shape
and smiles at a child’s pure face

Do let your bright smile
touch our frowned faces
illuminate our dimmed intellects
and calm our tired souls

so we can see this exquisite beauty of yours
which imbues and joins the three worlds – 
of senses, mind and spirit

Oh God of harmony and non-multiplicity 
let your bright smile carry a message of peace

and give the joy of life

to the ends of the world