Monday, August 04, 2003

Ozymandius Returns

by Genki   元気

Almighty!
All, mighty

Coming together?
Understand?

Ozymandius looks
to find a land of despair
and few who know of him

He sees confusion
A people for whom confusion
Is largely unrecognized.

How strange this community!
Whose works are barter
Where (why?) teachers are forgotten

Extent seldom exercised
By the power elite

Depths past plumbed ? plumed
Both antipodes and voyage
As if nothing
Kings and empires
As if nothing

But a few awaken
Now and again

Some of yet these,
Recognizing The Way
Slide
Within
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Foolishness
Confusion
Lack

Ahhh again (?)

Not for Ozymandius
King of Kings
Who has hobnobbed with the Mighty

Yas – responses in many languages
Houahh – the belly tightens
Smile – most approach simply
Welcoming a Fellow
Appreciating The Craft

The little mighty responded
and felt blighted
mites
small folk
who listen regularly
to hucksters and interpreters of misery

Pitiful people
Yet though misguided
Within striking distance
Of the achievements of
Predecessors
From our animal kingdom

Who can guide them?
Rabindranath Tagore
A Cape Cod Hawaiian
  with roots in Maine
  Japan,   Oxford
  Stockholm
  Scots Chinee
  Rooted yet in nothing
"A Pattern Language"
Aldous, Oshen, old Nat King Cole
Clay Ali before they spiked him
Hail Vivekananda!
Not just a traveler from an antique land
but one who speaks of vivaciousness
(no shattered contempt - ridiculous)
Prepare and listen well; many have been besmirched.

Don't become terrified
And die.
Rather breathe
Breathe deeply
Yet again

Greet neighbors!
Find signposts
Look!
Observation
Breathing
Art simple if purer
The colour orange
= = = being alone & active; interpreting
Allow your self to think
Ignoring your 'me'
One day, given efforts
The Path becomes clearer

When you
Add your efforts
To we who precede
As have I
Ozymandius
King of Kings

Then you sleep well and deeply !

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Yarmouth, Cape Cod


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