Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Each image painted

Each image painted
on the canvas of existence 
is the form
of the artist himself.
Eternal Ocean
spews forth new waves,
"Waves" we call them;
but there is only the Sea.

Many disparate waves do not make the sea a multiplicity;
no more do the Names make the Named more than One.
When the sea breathes they call it mist; 
when mist piles up they call it clouds.
It falls again, 
they name it rain;
it gathers itself and rejoins the sea.
And it is now the same sea it ever was.  

Fakhruddin 'Iraqi
Photo:  Peter Bowers