Signs of the One Essence

Signs of the One Essence May 24, 2011

The tops of clouds that no one sees

illuminated by the sun.

The inside of the heart that no one sees

softened by the soul.

The warmth waiting at the center

of all silence.

The calm waiting at the center

of all feeling.

The coolness waiting at the bottom

of a lake.

The emptiness waiting at the bottom

of all ideas.

The first sign of light that stirs

small birds to sing.

The wordless beginning that awakens

those encumbered to sigh.

Understanding is only the movement

between seasons.

"Monet was nearsighted and painted what he saw."

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