The Temple Dancer

Written by: Brian Terry

What does the temple dancer see?
She twists and turns and twirls and whirls
The pleasures of the world perhaps
But no, they only come and go
Within are sorrows yet to come
She dances only for her God
Tempted not by storms of desire
She’s a virgin dedicated
To her God, no sin can stain her
Water taints not the lotus leaf.

Now on her death Her perfect soul
Speeds to heaven, into the light
To the shelter where no wind blows
Unlike those full of sin and pride
Far from Earth and far from Heaven
But wander in the pathless wind