Saturday, July 21, 2007

round

"live the questions"
rilke said
i'm coming to find
that the questions
are round
circular and cyclical
to be more exact
no such thing as
straight to the top
instead they wind you around
and then bring you right back
cycles of living, learning
and asking
finding and knowing
and then returning
recasting
what if our goals
were shaped like a sphere
the strands of a rope
wound around one another
no beginning or end
just circling together

life is like water
like moonshine
like earth
all round and all moving
in cycles it turns
connection
completeness
seems more within reach
when cycles and circles
are the shapes our lives take
"live the questions"
rilke said
"perhaps then, someday
far in the future,
you will gradually,
without even noticing it,
live your way into the answer"

1 comment:

Laura said...

Beautiful!