Nyaung U, Myanmar 2/18/2017

at shwezigon paya the heat booms down silver & gold abounding shimmering spiraling refracting ruby rays of spectral light monks in maroon circumnavigating, teacher & students solemn & divine a bell, a drum, a warren of faithful. candles, incense garlands laid around while deep inside the stupa, the buddha’s begging bowl   . . .