Duality & Unity
Poem By Hugh Cobb
Crossing silent, grassy spaces
revealing stars behind velvet cloak
night chases sun into the sea.
Beneath: quiet waters,
firmament aglow with exchang'd light
Above: sunset spectacle
born of drowning day
concedes to darkness
ablaze with twilight's mauve display;
whilst far 'neath tumultuous surface
fishes bathe calmly in new sunk sun.
Exposed to light, ocean depths
explode into color. Anemones wave
& translucent men 'o war drift slowly by
as tho' sea itself had turn'd to sky.
Th'everlasting struggle's fresh begun
again at morn
as day emerges, dripping light
reflected on ocean's rolling waves:
tears of fire weep for night
while expressing light's desire to be.
Th'eternal cycle: dark & light
resonates in our deepest souls.
Order is implicit
in this sacred rite,
each cycle expressing its dual poles
which cannot be divided nor set apart:
for day & night, dark & light
are but one surging beat
of the cosmic heart.