Saturday, June 10, 2006

Karma
By Don Iannone

What follows us
...like the sun on a long hot summer afternoon
...or a hungry dog filled with vengance for the world
...or the sweetness lingering in our mouth
...after eating a fresh ripe strawberry.
Also, what shapes our future
...like the path we take to find love
...or the deadend roads we follow as careers
...or the steep mountains we climb
...in search of ourselves.
In each of us lies
...buried deep, the seeds
... that grow to become us
...or what grows out of us and after us.
In each of us lies
...an emptiness filled with unlimited possibilities
...like the infinite stars filling the night sky
...and like the great chain of life stretching
...from one end of the universe to the other.
Dance lightly on the earth
...we share with eternity
...that someday the cycle might be broken
...and we may join the karmic stars in the sky.

12 comments:

Rauf said...

Your poem is like a drop of light washing me clean Don.

Don Iannone said...

I'm glad Rauf...It was cleansing for me as well...Thanks.

Mike said...

Beautifully described, Don. Great choice of similes.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Mike. Hope you're well.

gautami tripathy said...

Your poetry makes me think. Kind of touches my heart.

Keep posting, don!

Don Iannone said...

Gautamti,

Thank you. Yours does for me as well.

Imemine said...

Let this emptiness remain empty of controling thoughts,
and life will be natural and full of awareness.
But alas thinking too happens by itself. We should just let it be, no matter what.
Let thinking be and it will be intelligent.

Rob said...

This has a very convincing feel to it. I like it best of all your poems (that I have read).

Gangadhar said...

Beauiful poem,Don..I came here a couple times earlier..but never dropped a comment here..But his poem made me to commen here..loved it..thank you..

Don Iannone said...

Thanks for saying that Rob.

Gangadhar...I'm glad you came back. Thank you for commenting.

Imemine, thank you. And yes, let thinking be.

jim said...

Very good one Don, at first I thought it was a carry over from the earlier poke-post, but then, if it was, it evolved into a much better mood.

In a way tho, it could be you wishing the rude one a better day.

Don Iannone said...

Jim,

Yes it is a carryover and I wish the butthead a good day.

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