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by wisp Wednesday, Sep 29 2010, 8:24pm
international / prose/poetry / literature

(for darun)

things unseen
cool you
in the searing
heat of day
or destroy entire cities
if aroused in apparent anger.

never underestimate what
is not immediately apparent --
powers for good or ill
(as we ‘see’ it!)
are evenly distributed
seen and unseen.

use (all) your faculties;
what is not seen with one
may easily be detected
by another;
who can see the wind?
who is able to apprehend
a summer breeze?
no one has ever fixed its
source or destination?

is the stuff of life,
a dancing universe
imparts its knowledge
and harmony freely.

rigid formulas and prescriptions
are death
disguised as order;
all static forms
inevitably succumb
to the irresistible
kinesis/movement of life.

the formulators (conservatives)
would have us all
live in a box
of their design,
they name it ‘this and that’
and disguise it with
alluring colours, trinkets
and baubles
yet the box remains a coffin,
a location
for the living dead --
lives entombed
by do’s and dont’s.

the unseen wind is an angel
that favours the wise,
we are sustained
(borne aloft in ecstasy)
by the greatest, most sublime,
unseen force of all,


[a gift, embrace it]

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