Absolute absolving power is agapeic as power that gives the power to give. G&B 254
pond bottomless snow clouds__rain thickens white
and sticks on my face__shadowless absolving light
pale gyrations of silent gulls__widen as the winds build
over the slack gun-metal pond__empty and light-filled
at last I live by the river__the power I once had I’ve lost
bricks laid for the worst weather__after this tea and toast
2 thoughts on “Pond Song 4.48”
This is a lovely meditation on tensions of consciousness, humanity, nature, the divine Other, coming to a crescendo in the wonderful Horatian self-deconstructing aha moment!
Thanks for putting into words the Horatian bit– that’s new I think to the pond songs though long desired and very much in keeping with the original Chinese!