Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Eternity Well

What use is a life if it can end
The soul is embedded in clay
A mass that is desicated
And fades away
Our life is a spark
Within meat
The world around us
Offers no hope
But for the mysteries
That have no answers
Our existence
In the balance
All we can do
Is live to find
The source
And to draw
From the Eternity well
Quench our thirst
For living water
For a living soul

 “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”

 Edvard Munch

  “The Expulsion from Paradise is eternal in its principal aspect: this makes it irrevocable, and our living in this world inevitable, but the eternal nature of the process has the effect that not only could we remain forever in Paradise, but that we are currently there, whether we know it or not.”

Franz Kafka, The Zürau Aphorisms

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

 Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet 

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“I am forever walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam,
The high tide will erase my food prints,
And the wind will blow away the foam,
But the sea and the shore will remain forever.”

Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

“Elle est retrouvée!
Quoi? -l'Éternité.
C'est la mer allée
Avec le soleil.”

 Arthur Rimbaud, Une saison en enfer; Illuminations; et autres textes