Who are those Harbin artisans -
(are they French? - yes, some are) -
who keep the Harbin waters clean
without chlorine, who, like vintners,
watch and wait and test the waters,
for the clearness of cleanliness, -
ongoing moments of good vintage now?
And is the Harbin Temple
a windmill of cosmic,
straw bale, gyrating-roof,
It's my first visit in the cool
of autumn to Harbin.
The loose prevalence of Vedic / Hindu, and
spiritual language at Harbin -
emerging from the 1960s,
for individuals and groups -
is fascinating and liberating.
Last night a new film about Khajurajo -
the 25 sublime, temples of
erotic sculpture in India
(built from 950-1150) -
was shown in Harbin's theater.
The film maker was there.
I arrived, and found out about it,
only after it had been shown,
but Harbin and Khajuraho share a similar
After the film, there was a crowded, live, Tantric
presentation by Dette, also in the Harbin theater.
San Francisco Bay Area thinkers about the erotic?
Such explorations are natural,
and spiritual, at Harbin.
And the waters are like wine.
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/09/fish-who-are-those-harbin-artisans-are.html - September 9, 2010)