Canto CLXXI

Show me the face you had before your birth,
and if you weren’t alive then were you dead?
Or non existent, would that be the truth?

Perhaps a possibility existed
when all was but the size of a quail’s egg?
I like to quote that old zen monk who said

that none were ever born, (you cannot peg
the moment when you popped out from the mist
of nothingness like some elusive Higgs

boson of the soul, in some great blast
of hallelujah, partheno-selfhood…)
“When conditions are right I manifest—

when conditions aren’t sufficient, I hide.”

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 10:56:27

    Particle Physics, Zen and Self-awareness…there are no boundaries in poetry.

    Reply

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