Monday, December 8, 2008

Unfolding Composition (New Poem with Poet's Commentary)

Unfolding Composition
by Tim Kavi

There in the moment
such gentle composition
I am inside you
our minds touching
souls mingled
in dialectical encounter

our joint expression unfolds
like a constant river
that flows
from the mountains
to the mighty oceans

This composed life and love
is majestic and formed
by You and Me

In a journey
in a flowing
cascading revelation
of matter
and mind

two spirits
are made free
let loose from
the tombs
of suffering
existential death

until there is no dearth
no burning desire
only a birth

In our love.

Poet's Commentary: Another poem by the crazy singing poet in love. This is a melody that unfolds in the present moment on a sheet of musical composition paper stretched across a collapsing universe that expanded to the point where there was no holding back. Starting at the first stanza we see: yes it is in the Present (our only reality), we see a gentle love, yes they are 'inside' each other in every sense. There is an inside knowing each other where nothing is hidden, yes this is the promise of a new love as well as the bliss of a consummated love, and a love that is inside each other right now. Minds and souls are touching and yes it is a dialectic of two Others mingled. In the second stanza, we see they have become one as a joint expression, and are flowing through time together on a journey that flows that through Nature itself. It is a journey as natural as water going from the mountains to the sea. In this we know, Water is a source of life and nourishment, yet a mighty force that even generates power. (There is also a paradox here, as how can a changing river in flux be constant? But it is both). Nature is the channel for this love. In the third stanza, we are reminded that the life and love is a joint composition that requires two composers; You and Me. The 'You and Me' is certainly a reference to Martin Buber's philosophy as well as a reference to a specific two persons who are in love. Stanza four shows that theirs is a journey, a cascading one of both matter and mind. It is revelatory. (Mystics do not use such words lightly). It is both material and spirit (matter and mind) if we make such an artificial split, it is basically ALL. Stanza Five, we are now back to the duality of these two persons in love, as they both realize that their love has set them both free from death and suffering. Finally in the sixth stanza, we realize after the setting free there is no dearth, nothing lacking, yet even beyond desire (when the flames of passion have not so roared), there is yet a birth--with the concluding line--'in our love'. --T.K.

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