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Monday, January 24, 2011

yin, yang


I haven't lived that long, but I have lived long enough. Long enough to know that that which is hot will soon get cold, or that that which goes up will come down; I have learnt that the night heralds the morn, and that every death is life reborn.

I haven't lived that long, but I have lived long enough. I have learnt, and I have forgotten. For that I am grateful. For that I rejoice. I may not have lived enough to die, but everyday I die enough that I may live. I haven't lived that long, but I have lived long enough.



Such is yin, such is yang.

Every rise gives way to a fall
As a push becomes a pull
Mountain top, valley low
A dead seed, a sprouting tree
And so the circle of life is complete
In dark and light
In flight and fight
In peace and strife
In death and life.

Such is living
Such is death
Such is yang
Such is yin
Such is the summary of all we are
That we push and we pull
We break and we mend
For there is no dark without light
No enemy without a friend

And on this lies the balance of life
We live that we may die
We stand that we may fall
We gather that we may lose
We are full that we may hunger

Such is the balance of life
Such is the summary of who we are

So when you weep little one, empty yourself
That laughter may find room enough in your belly
When you dance to the drums reserve strength
For the day comes when you will be dragged against your will

Such is our fate
Such is life
Such is yang
Such is yin

Such is heaven and earth
Such is demise
Such is birth

Every rise gives way to a fall
Every push becomes a pull
A dead seed becomes a tree
Such is life for you and me.

11 comments:

Evee said...

.... We live that we may die....

And in dying we have life.

iLike

Jaycee said...

So deep. But you're right, life has a balance. Ecclesiastes 3.

Deep Soul said...

"So when you weep little one, empty yourself
That laughter may find room enough in your belly..."

Very nice. Even the tears serve a purpose..

Freaksho said...

If I've said it once...make a collection, publish the lot, get rich, have me write an autobiography of your life.
You KNOW I'll put explosions in it.

24yearOldTeEnAgeR said...

Balance.
This is nice.

Tega said...

This is very lovely

Kiah said...

this brought happy tears to my eyes...

'I may not have lived enough to die, but everyday I die enough that I may live'....

may we all be so lucky...

Muse said...

@evee: iLike that you like!

@jaycee: without this balance, we might as well be zombies.

@deep soul: cry on.

@freaksho: yes boss. Err...do you mind keeping the explosions away for now?

@teenager: see? Even your name shows balance.

@tega: tankiu.

@kiah: amen.

incoherent said...

@muse: cool guys never look at explosions dude

loving that tat. whose is it?

as always u r the only (living)person who i'd trudge thru a poem for. very nice!

Mage said...

The muse who leaves us musing. I agree with Freaksho. Please, hurry up and publish the lot of em!
Nice poem

Pizzazz said...

really nice...think we write a bit the same way..u are encouraging me to take up my blog o..