Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

To Be Yet Not To Be

How do you remain
part of, yet remain apart
from, humanity?

How to love with no
attachment? Peace without us
and peace within us.

To see the wholeness
of each part unto itself
no matter how small.

Every thought becomes
a meditation, every
move becomes a dance

that manifests love
of all that is, will be, or  
was, at the same time.

Petals grow and fall,
then re-manifest within
earth’s calm embrace.


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5 thoughts on “To Be Yet Not To Be

  1. Such a beautiful poem. Great questions and Truths taking turn. Love it.


  2. Tony Crafter on said:

    Ah, thought there might be a reason; a very valid one it is too (I was just too dim to see it!)

  3. Tony Crafter on said:

    Lovely! Again, every verse a haiku, which evokes the feeling that, somewhere behind and beyond the lines hides a universal truth that’s just out of our reach. It works so well.

    PS: The last line only has 4 syllables. Is that by design? (If not, then I guess you could substitute ‘nature’ for ‘earth’ but, hey, it’s your poem, so I’m sorry if I’m sticking my nose in where it’s not wanted!)

    • The last line is the breaking of the form – symbolizing the breaking of tradition to seek understanding. I really put it in (or left it out) for me – but I can’t get anything past you Tony! LOL! Your nose, and your insights, are always welcome here! 🙂

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