Sunday, August 06, 2006

Longing for Release
By Don Iannone

my soul longs still
...not from wanting anything
......but release
.........from the remaining duality
............anchoring it to this and that.
no permission required
...or anything else
......simply allowing
.........what rises to fall
...........and what falls to rise
..............without judgment
.................without clinging
.....................and someday without notice.

13 comments:

polona said...

beautiful!
so does mine, i think...

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Polona. Mine does certainly.

Kathleen said...

Nice poem Don...! Ahhh.. the longing... that is the best part of all!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like how you set this up. It has a good visual thing. :)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen...yes the longing.

Andrew...thanks. Glad you liked it. Sometimes the visual appearance enhances what you're trying to say.

Dan said...

Yeah.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan.

dumbdodi said...

'MUKTI'=Freedom/Release
Very spiritual

Don Iannone said...

Dumbdodi...yes indeed. Thank you.

Moksha in the sacred Hindu temple dance Bhakti sees the Self as God, most often a personified monotheistic conception of Vishnu, Shiva or Devi (the Mother Goddess). Right???

iamnasra said...

The soul misses
what once saw a release
from chains unseen
Longed for freedome
Torn to be in a place
Does not understand the reason of it

Just a thought after reading your poem...can a soul want so much a release ?? I wonder

dumbdodi said...

I am bowled over..don't know what to say.
That was an intersting definition of Bhakti.In simple terms Bhakti=Devotion. It could be to anyone though not just god.
Sacred dance probably is a way to Moksha. Moksha=Ultimate freedom, mukti as you know.I think Moksha is soul leaving the body and amalgamating with god.
This from my limited knowledge about my religion.

Don Iannone said...

And I think it means liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth and all the suffering and limitation entailed in embodied worldly existence. I am studying in a graduate program in consciousness studies that includes several Eastern religion courses. I'm learning.

Don Iannone said...

Lovely Iamnasra. You have a poetic gift with words. But you already know that. I-am-Nasra. Nice.

Yes, even wanting release can be a hinderance. I believe that. Good question. Thanks for reminding me.

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