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

In Grasmere

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.

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