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Monday, November 30, 2015

A Short Poem About a Silvery Pearl

As Yasutani Roshi says
The fundamental delusion
Of humanity is to suppose
That I am here and
You are out there –
Receive this as truth
From a sage who was born
Clutching a silvery pearl
His mother had ingested

Or as Wittgenstein suggests
It’s not quite turtles all the way down
But rather at the deepest level
Grammar drives human thought
And not the other way around

A silvery pearl

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