Accepting Impermanence

Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. – Leonardo da Vinci

I am creating an entirely new type of poetry. Poetry illuminates my life with tints of stardust. I hope you enjoy my new genre of poetry. There’s more to come.

Poem 01

[Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present – Albert Camus]

Impermanent mortal bodies sheathing transitory life

Are but astral ephemeron

Borrowed from infinity for short-term use

[… The paragon of animals…the quintessence of dust… ]

Oh sacred children born from Eternity

Whose souls can manifest immutable love

But instead are desperate to resist annihilation through acquisitions

Clamor for the past

Claw at the veil of mortality as it slips away

Howling whirlwinds of oblivion

Reduce all to evanescent dust in the end

Remember: You didn’t come into this world / You came out of this world

Recall: You didn’t awaken inthis world / You are awakened by this world

Realize: Spinning outward dissipates/ Turning inward accumulates

Recognize: Our minds’ are the pivots of perception

[Ukeireru – The art of acceptance through awareness of the self and others. The potential for change grows when one accepts reality]

[May you live every day of your life. – Jonathan Swift]

The soul’s liberation

Flows from acceptance

Embrace impermanence

Change forever

Published by cewheeler

Writer/Artist:12 years in China – univ. lecturer: writing,poetry,culture; editor – magazine/newspaper & actor. 40 years students of the Tao. Traveler. Father. Read my books at:

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