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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

 

eastwind poems


the art of discovering yourself: trilogy



1 *******************



the heart and the mind



the mind can never understand

what the heart knows full well

because the heart seldom resorts to logic

which confuses the mind



the mind measures

and hates the immeasurable

the heart does not measure

and smiles at the immeasurable



2 *******************



the vicious circle



we lose our health to make our wealth

we lose our wealth to regain our health



we live as if we will never die

we die as if we never lived



we are so busy with daily tasks

yet we are so bored in being so busy



we look for meaning in meaningless things

and overlook things fraught with meaning



we have no time for others

yet we waste our time in absurd undertakings



3 **************



irony of ironies



there are times

when not planning

is the best plan

when whispering is

more easily heard than shouting



there are times

when gentleness

is more forceful than force

when blindness

can make you see



there are times

when the wisdom of a child

is deeper than that of a sage

when sitting in darkness

can induce meditation



there are times

when sickness

can make you strong

and pain

can make you resolute



there are times

when the thought of death

can make you alive

and life can make

you wish for death



eastwind


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