Monday, May 15, 2017

Dichotomy: Nature's Secret of Continuity and Variation

Painting and Poem by Abe V Rotor
Glass painting, AVR c. 2005

I wonder what the world is like without you:
. the seed wakes up to a new life
only when weaned strong;
. trees without branches and stems
would be like palms and ferns;
. horns not in pair make defense futile,
save the rhino, and the unicorn;
. unpaired limbs, claws and wings
make the reptiles and fish rule;
. plants in the garden would not
submit to Fibonacci's sequence;
. flocks, herds and colonies grow
unless resources are short;
. the living minutiae, the amoeba
and its kin would be more mean.
these and others unheeding your call -
would they rather make a new realm?

I wonder what we humans are like without you:
. where truth from falsehood rises
yet unseen by mob or the strong;
. to decipher beauty and defy
contrast and morality;
. to travel on the Augustinian road
not of man but of God;
. why men die for their beliefs,
at the end, proved to be right;
. why half of the world suffers
while the other has too much;
. cries and laughter echo from halls
and altars, in war and peace;
. yet humans live and die as one race
repeatedly in history.

I wonder if dichotomy is a grand design
of unity and diversity in continuum,
and make the world go on and on. ~

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