Shan State is a state of Myanmar.
The Shan people or Tai Shan or Tai Yai are a Tai ethnic group of Southeast Asia.
Derriere is a euphemistic term for a person's buttocks.
Kalpa is a Sanskrit word meaning a relatively long period of time.
Bardo is the Tibetan term for the intermediate state or gap we experience between death and our next rebirth.
Dakinis are energetic beings in female form, evocative of the movement of energy in space.
, by Wong Lofan Translator of Bad Haiku
January 30, 2020 1:13 pm ET