let's meet at the confluence where you flow into me and one breath swirls between our lungs for one instant to dwell in the presence of the galaxies for one instant to live in the truth of the heart the poet says this entire traveling cosmos is "the secret One slowly growing a body" two eagles are mating-- clasping each other's claws and turning cartwheels in the sky grasses are blooming grandfathers dying consciousness blinking on and off all of this is happening at once all of this, vibrating into existence out of nothingness every particle foaming into existence transcribing the ineffable arising and passing away arising and passing away 23 trillion times per second-- when Buddha saw that, he smiled 16 million tons of rain are falling every second on the planet an ocean perpetually falling and every drop is your body every motion, every feather, every thought is your body time is your body, and the infinite curled inside like invisible rainbows folded into light every word of every tongue is love telling a story to her own ears every word of every tongue is love telling a story to her own ears
let our lives be incense burning like a hymn to the sacred body of the universe.
my religion is rain my religion is stone my religion reveals itself to me in sweaty epiphanies
every leaf, every river, every animal, your body every creature trapped in the gears of corporate nightmares every species made extinct was once your body
10 million people are dreaming that they’re flying junipers and violets are blossoming stars exploding and being born God is having déjà vu I am one elaborate crush we cry petals as the void is singing
you are the dark that holds the stars in intimate distance that spun the whirling whirling, world into existence
let’s meet at the confluence where you flow into me and one breath swirls between our lungs
Thus should you look upon this changing world. All component things are impermanent. All component things are subject to dissolution. See all of this world As a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightening in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream