Land Mandala

When is a path
Not a path
At all?

When did the
World expand
Like that?

When did the universe
So small?

Dance of death ashes
The flat stone is still
In my hand

A crystal vein
Shining dagger bright
Runs through it

How could I ever be
A stranger
In this land?

Four journeys, one mandala; the mandala of the Awakening Land & the Divine Feminine. Over a period of ten years, the poet travels, guided by intuitive Druidry, a living teacher & an 11th century Tibetan visionary, through sacred landscapes in England, Tibet, Scotland & Bhutan  & discovers that some things are the same wherever you go.

"Barry Patterson has created a trans-continental, cross-cultural series of poems uniting Druid and Buddhist journeys from the Outer Hebrides to Tibet and Bhutan. He takes you there, with lyrical imagery, deep questions about the nature of reality, and a grounded presence of love for the earth and the sacred feminine. A feast of poetry!"

Lama Tsultrim Allione  Author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine; founder & spiritual director of  Taramandala International Buddhist Community.


The Druid Heard a Song
England 2006

The Pilgrim Sang
Zangri, Tibet 2007

Highlands & Islands
Scotland, 2016

Here be Dragons
Bhutan 2017

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Published in the UK in 2018 by Lyndhurst Road Publications
ISBN 978-0-9567609-4-4

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© Barry Patterson, 2018
Cover art by Barry Patterson.
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