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  • Poetry from Ravi Shankar   
    Friday, April 16 2004 @ 05:36 PM
    Contributed by: Admin

    One Stone to Samadhi
    A poem by Ravi Shankar

    One Stone to Samadhi
    Ravi Shankar

    Back in the room, itís as if we never left:
    A cone of frangipani gradually charring,
    And Clair de Lune, overlaid with whale song,

    Piping through tweeters in the background,
    Plastic folding-chairs filled with disparate frames
    In similar postures: back straight, palms open

    Upon thighs, eyes closed, muscles relaxed,
    The flicker of thought, in principle, sacrificed
    To the rising and falling of breath. Still a fleck

    Of peripheral self canít help but remain, temporarily
    Unhooked from memoryís flux and grapple,
    Yet attendant in some form nonetheless,

    A watchfulness impartial to inclination,
    Though to speak of it is like pointing a finger
    At the moon. Suffice it to say that, eyes closed,

    The crest on passing timeís ongoing wave
    Perpetually furnishes the mind with vista,
    And back in the room, itís as if we never arrived.

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