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Heaven Within Heaven Within
by Nikos Laios
2015-01-03 09:36:13
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Heaven Within

Our life
Is but
A drop
Of water
That falls
Into the
Universal
Sea.

img_0640_400The
Infinite
Ocean
On this
Mortal
Coil
Vaporised
Into the 
Stars.

Like the
Vanished
Smile
From your
Beautiful
Face;
Forever
Etched
On photographs,
Or in my soul,
But now just
Dust in the
Wind.

Like
Those
Memories
With you
Lying on
The couch
With your
Head
Resting
On my lap
As strains
Of Beethoven's
Music plays,
As I read
Verses of
Camus;
They
Come
Flooding
Back to
Me like
A haunting
Serenade.

Our life
Is but
A drop
Of water
That falls
Into the
Universal
Sea.

Like
The dusty
Red embers
That float
In the wind
From a
Campfire,
Mingling
With the
Voices
Of men
Reciting
Stories
From
The
Past.

If we
Took away
The evidence
Of our Life
On earth;the
Photographs,
The bric-a-brac,
Or the memories
Of us from our
Loved ones' minds;
Who would care
That we have
Ever lived?

Are we
But a
Single
Carbon
Molecule
Of life
That drifts
Aimlessly
Into time
And space?
Or are
We these
Spectres,
These
Haunted
Souls
That float
Through time
And space?

Our
Growing
Sense of
Mortality
Helps shape
Our lives;
Whittle down
To a minimalist
Life.

A warm Hearth,
A warm embrace,
A hot plate of food,
A dog-eared book,
Music and some
Dance.

What
Else do
We need?

For
I have found
The heaven
Within.

*************************************************************************

With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

 


   
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Emanuel Paparella2015-01-03 18:24:14
Indeed Nikos, as a wise man in Palestine said some two thousand years ago "the kingdom of God is within you." and everything else is "vanities of vanities."


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