Monday, April 23, 2012

The Conflicted Self Finds Peace at a Mirage

Azaleas in the graveyard;
The warrior’s work is never done;
Always new creation.

Creators blessed as well
By seeing all they formed from air

Still, one must hold on to something.
Is it natural
Playing Spring
And Fall
As pairs?

We fill the shapes too easily
Because we can’t fit into them
At all.


Hannah Stephenson said...

Terrific opening line here...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing
I really like

Rusty Kjarvik said...

Much Appreciation for adding your dream narrative to your recent comments. I decided to write a lengthy response with relatively generic dream interpretations (hey, I'm just learning) in response to the post on my site. Love the work here. It reminds me of the other day when I had no tobacco to offer in exchange for my great wish to pick a bunch of purple wildflowers from a hill in the outlying districts of my city, for my Love. Instead, I invoked Napi, Kuan Yin, Allah and Yaweh. Though, upon pressing my naked palm to the earth and touching my lips, I realized how much greater the invoked is than the invocation, where the tobacco comes in I suppose, to give the sacred connection. Regardless they were beautiful flowers, and opened a heart.

Similarly with interpreting dream interpretation, and reflecting on the metaphors and symbols which the unconscious prepares for us (through predisposed epigenetic psyche?) I wonder if such symbols and images are all too easily produced, and merely point to an inescapable mystery or "All" awe (reading the line with the accent on "all" as a kind of place/ecology, as opposed to habitual manner of speech) that you've so thoughtfully pointed to in this piece.

Be well.

the walking man said...

Conflict is resolved when we learn to liquefy the hardened and reshape it before it hardens again. Hopefully eventually we will be the form effortlessly fitting.

Loved the second stanza...

Anonymous said...

I've had the notion of a destroyer being happy to keep on, but not really of a creator being happy to do the same.