The Heaven of Thirty-Three



“The Heaven of Thirty-Three”


Where are the other Thirty-Two?

Gone from this earth;

alienated from this sod?

I look within this dearth.

Hear whisperings from this clod;

my heart.

Upon my soul is shod

the Thirty-Third.


Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm.  Use 33 of your own words about a god of your own devising that shares heaven with the other thirty-two gods.