Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kelp - Poem by Jeffrey Yang

How easy it is to lose oneself

in a kelp forest. Between
canopy leaves, sunlight filters thru
the water surface; nutrients
bring life where there'd other-
wise be barren sea; a vast eco-
system breathes. Each
being being
being's link.

An exquisite poetic reflection of the interconnectedness and interdependency of all physical and mental phenomena, of the oneness of all existence, of the Buddhist concept of selflessness, that nothing - no thing - exists independently of everything else. I thank meditator Adele ver Steeg for sending it and Jeffrey Yang for writing it.

[Thanks to Poets.org]

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