If The Earth Stands Still, I Will Know No More Than This.

There is really nothing you must be and there is nothing you must do. There is really nothing you must have and there is nothing you must know. There is really nothing you must become. However, it helps to understand that fire burns, and when it rains, the earth gets wet. – Zen saying

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The sky reigns with a crown
of fallen stars and shattered
silence. Sorrow and hope
both float. Build fewer walls,
more bridges. Temper doubt
with breeze, and sunlight. A
lick of fire. A thirst for rain.

 

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Lil has us reining it in over at dVerse for Poetics today. Come play. 

 

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14 Responses to If The Earth Stands Still, I Will Know No More Than This.

  1. qbit says:

    OMG – “Sorrow and hope / both float”

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh wow. The title, the quote, the poem……magnificence.

  3. Next time I am in doubt, I am going to try tempering it with breeze. Better advice than most I’ve taken.

  4. lillian says:

    THIS!!!
    ” Build fewer walls,
    more bridges. Temper doubt
    with breeze, and sunlight. A
    lick of fire. A thirst for rain.”
    LOVE this!

  5. jillys2016 says:

    The sky is indeed a shattered silence.

  6. Such great phrases, I couldn’t choose a favorite!

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice Zen saying matching the ending with a thirst for rain.

  8. This is how poetry should be… excellent – especially the thirst for rain to end it with.

  9. kim881 says:

    That is some title, De – a poem on its own. Superb imagery in ‘fallen stars and shattered silence’ and ‘Sorrow and hope both float.’

  10. Vivian Zems says:

    I could picture this. Wonderful use of the elements 🙂

  11. “…sorrow and hope both float…”. Oh De, that’s just perfect!

  12. annell4 says:

    Beautifully done!!!

  13. Ah, wisdom. Love this one.

  14. Nice words flowing there, let’s revive all.

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