Impermanence ( poem )


We’re waves

Thaw, melt and freeze

Impermanence of breeze

We’re castles of sand –

Leveled by bully’s hand

We’re spider webs and beaver dams all

Mists and illusions ephemeral

We’re mountains disappearing

We’re rivers just appearing –

Carrying cliffs to emerald sea

Forming deltas of eddying debris

We’re a smile of effervescence

A vivacity of sense

We’re the sparkling wines that fizz

We’re the physiognomy of phiz

We’re a never lasting permanence

We’re dewing drops of excellence

We’re flying feathers of wren

We’re lotus gardens of Zen.

We’re Qi.

About the author : Wally du Temple

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