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As sift of sand slipped from my hand
I chanced to see before me
a wondrous gift...

Reality.

No foolish fantasy could offer me
this sacred sight so clearly;
the beauty of a life’s story
lies openly upon the earth naturally,
the bounty of which can be found as easily
in the lowliest ebony depths of a muddy ditch
as within coveted cerulean skies,
or upon waves of titanium white as they curl and twitch
atop the most tempestuous cobalt seas.

In search of the purpose of past,
I cast about aimlessly seeking simple solutions,
pondering life’s never-ending mysteries
while the surround sound of noisey screeching gulls
teased me, enticed me to crawl
over sharp shin-scraping wretched rocks on the jetty,
when all along, beneath my wandering feet
sacred smooth stones did speak repeatedly:

We are all one.
We are all one.
We are all one.

And not being one to consciously comprehend
Higher math or elusive elaborate formulas,
this simple message became my absorption,
a vision quest of Unity, my samadhi:

Reality.

Though it is whatever
each one chooses it to be,
in the end we are all one.

Reality.

© Copyright 2004 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-13-2004 03:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Sounds of "We are the family" come to mind...
I enjoy your writing, Kacy...
very much!
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2 posted 04-13-2004 06:25 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Kacy

I love this thought filled poem and its message!
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3 posted 04-13-2004 08:57 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Though it is whatever
each one chooses it to be,
in the end we are all one.

Reality.


Oh indeed we are.

fantastic!

Enjoyed your thoughts here Kacy.

Maree

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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4 posted 04-13-2004 09:35 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Karilea, humbly thanking you for your reply.

Martie, thanking you for reading. Your feedback is always appreciated.

Maree, thanks for taking time to read and for that kind reply. It's an honor to have you visit my post.

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5 posted 04-27-2004 12:16 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Amazing!  This makes me want to go back and brood for hours and hours over some of Spinoza's highly formulaic philosophy, or Wordsworth's upon-a-stone dreamery---  

Indeed, the unity of the world is striking.  As someone highly influenced (in a spiritual sense) by pantheism/panentheism/mysticism, I have to say that this perspective of yours is very close to my own heart, and I feel that I can relate to this poem very deeply.  This is what poets do, I say---look at all that is and say "behold."

The colours and images in this poem are lovely, and comply with many of the critical remarks I made on your other poem.  Please write like this more often.

Much love
Brian



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6 posted 05-24-2004 07:20 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you so much for your comments, Brian. It means a great deal to me to have feedback beyond "I like it!"
 
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