Saturday, 12 March 2011

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

When things fall apart,
(as is the way of things.)
Is it a symptom of error,
that there seem so many things
that can not hold their shape, and
are bound to crumble and fall.

Dilapidation, the buzzword
for all that is no longer whole.
It seems such a negative,
to our transient eyes
that see only surface,
and effects.

Perhaps a wider view
would reveal perfection,
evolution on a grand scale.
The unfolding of the picture
that is constantly being painted.

For things to be alive, to move,
they join a dance of destruction,
things fall, so that others
may take their place.

Change is constant.

It never stops.

Shiva dances,
our planet turns,
and the cycle of life
.... continues.

Written for the Real Toads.


vivinfrance said...

I am so grateful that you finished this on a positive note. It's possible to feel really depressed about the state of the world, but if there's a positive purpose.....

Kerry O'Connor said...

What an original take on the theme of break down... It is so true, as you say, that the old must make way for the new, each generation, civilization, era and eon. Wonderful piece.

flaubert said...

Susannah, yes, the cycle of life.
Death and birth are essential for
the wheel to keep turning. I also,
like that this is ended on a positive


Mary said...

Susannah, this definitely gives one food for thought. Things die so others can take their place. Makes me think though, with all the devastation caused by the recent earthquake / tsunamis what will take the place of all that was destroyed.

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