where is it written?

 

 

 

 

~

 

it will, won't it? rise, i mean. the sun.

beyond the fog, it is there, they say,

but they have been wrong so many times

about so many things. i should take it

on faith, the calculus behind the theory

is beyond me, so i must, yet i take so little

on faith. permanence, once the cornerstone

of my faith is gone, like a wave, that

roiled, then settled back into the ocean

of nothingness. trust, that too came

and went. innocence, the science behind

that proved flawed as well. things do

come and go, impermanence may be

the true cornerstone of faith, the grand

comings and goings, seasons, life itself,

and, the sun, which is yet to rise, but will.

surely it will. i have faith. it is all that is left.

 

~

 

'The moon glows like phosphorus on the vagrant waters.

Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.'

     

Pablo Neruda

 

~

 

 





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Written on 2015-07-05 at 12:49

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
We all look for permanence when there is really no such thing. The sun will begin to die in a few billion years. But that is secure enough for me. A very fine piece.
2015-07-07



I've always heard that change is one of those things we can always count on, like death and taxes. Our world is definitely changing and our lives seem to change from one day to the next.
Impermanence is one thing I am learning to live with. I don't like it. I like order and knowing what is going to happen and rain in the rainy season instead of draught, and so on.
I like your poem and it's one that leaves us with much to think about.
Ashe~~
2015-07-05



I've always heard that change is one of those things we can always count on, like death and taxes. Our world is definitely changing and our lives seem to change from one day to the next.
Impermanence is one thing I am learning to live with. I don't like it. I like order and knowing what is going to happen and rain in the rainy season instead of draught, and so on.
I like your poem and it's one that leaves us with much to think about.
Ashe~~
2015-07-05


countryfog
Eastern and Native American religions and philosophies embrace and celebrate change and impermanence, for the most part Western thought struggles against it. seeking reason rather than revelation. As your Han Shan said,

The months pass like a flowing stream
Days and nights like sparks from flint
Heaven and earth endlessly change
While I sit happily among these cliffs"
2015-07-05


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a good poem. I don't know if impermanence is the "true cornerstone of faith." I think of impermanence as being the foe that faith tries to keep at bay.
2015-07-05