Beyond

Beyond Being;
Beyond Doing and Not-Doing
Beyond Change and No-change
Beyond Witnessing and Unwitnessing
--What is? Or is not?
Why don't you jump over the wall
and find out?''

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Dancers

Each gyrating
gesticulating
moving
turning
sweeping
swaying
stamping
flowing
flying 
fleeting
gesture comes from above, or within

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Day after Day I Turn

Day after day I turn

Where no turning goes;

Then some knowledge stops me

Where I stand, or lack of it, I don’t know.

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Where elves lived

Elves lived here, once,

where today the blanched shells lie

of snails

who have outlived their selves;

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Excerpt 1

Rubies and pearls had they none,
but all the talismans of faith;
and had you but seen them
then eternity was no longer a promise
but a fixed abode, serene, like some great ship
of cedar hewn, sailing silently along silent shores ...

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