Sunday, 7 November 2010
46. Al-Hakim – Discriminating Wisdom
Suggets wise, correct, judge --- ‘The invariable mark of wisdom
is to see the miraculous in the common' - Ralph Waldo Emerson
a duck lands, splashes,
paddles to shore; just before
the prow of a boat.
Inexorable logic on logic
plotting formulae into my spreadsheet
with cause-effect, sine-wave, a particle,
pi - on and on – such an effort
but I’m born of melody, mixed
out of salt into soup, grown of sunlight;
a writhing, a forcing, a molecule
grabbing for first breath at midnight.
According to Emerson,
a Genie stands beside me,
anchoring mystical destiny
and that's the one and only way to know
a good friend from a sour one,
the dark side of the moon and potent sun.