Sunday, October 05, 2008

SCHISM

after Camino Santiago


NATURAL — ARTIFICIAL
NATURE — CIVILIZATION
BEING — DOING
DISCOVER — INVENT
SYMBIOSIS — ANTAGONISM
EVOLVE — CREATE
SHARE — OWN
EVOLUTION — ENTROPY
SUSTENANCE — MATERIAL

Fear not to imagine possibilities
Experience weighs the probabilities
Beginnings, middles and ends are for stories
Told of the eternally morphing universe
Imagination’s journals of curiosity’s cruises
Delighted occupation of the intelligent
Comforting authority of the incurious
Carrots and cattle prods for the certain

Unable to see through the skin of our body
Past the certainties of our mind
Beyond the attachments of our spirit
We miss the infinite scale of the cosmos
Where all bodies are parts of what they behold
The unknown is not unknowable beyond words
And the spirit of universal life connects all.

The barrier is a fear of a fate carved by a father
Who made of nothing, this entire world
And a path for us to walk it.
Or else…
So goes the story.
There are many others.
None are the truth,
Only about the truth
And the twisting of it.

2 comments:

Pisces Iscariot said...

This piece seemed lonely and unloved so I felt a need to leave some comment.
Recent events have brought me to realise that the carrot/stick method has been replace with the hurdle/stick method

Yodood said...

Hi Pi,
Hurdle? Do you mean we are now being arranged by fear rather than addiction? I kind of see that as the function of the two party system, good cop/bad cop. Democrats draw us in with social concerns and Republicans loot us, while the pious pray we don't get fooled again. Same boss as the old boss!!!