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your mess, man! repent!

my responsibility 

stretches from earth to sky

 

Stretches from earth to...

...sky, the extra syllable.

God takes liberties. 

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God takes liberties

 

With the fate of creation

 

By granting free will.

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God takes liberties

 

With the fate of creation

 

By granting free will.

 

By granting free will,

let him ask you if you will,

though you know you won't. 

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By granting free will,

let him ask you if you will,

though you know you won't. 

 

though you know you won't

you could if you would but if

I insist then you will

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I insist then you will

that's slightly presumptuous

(I'm not that polite)

 

I'm not that polite,

but I bow to a low branch

not to bump my head.

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your stalactite love:

speleothems abounding;

stalagmites also.

 

Stalagmites also

come in handy if you buy

Herr Freud's take on dreams

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Stalagmites also

come in handy if you buy

Herr Freud's take on dreams

 

Herr Freud's take on dreams

differed from that of Carl Jung

perhaps both were wrong

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perhaps both were wrong.

If you have no bad faith, then

both were wrong indeed.

 

both were wrong in deed

but not in thought or intent

good will gone astray

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not much more to say

the soil is now warm, ready

close your mouth and plant

 

close your mouth and plant

do not think of the harvest

but proper sowing

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but proper sowing

means to get out of the way

of Great Mystery

 

of great mystery

the answer to life and death

man can know nothing

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man can know nothing

so in the sun I drink tea

dreaming of your kiss

 

dreaming of your kiss

I sip my warm lemon tea

bitter sweet content

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bitter sweet content

universal description

yin and yang described

 

yin and yang described

overhanging branch and bow

coffee, marshmallow

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yin and yang described

overhanging branch and bow

coffee, marshmallow

 

coffee, marshmallow

an open fire and warm smile

what more is needed?

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coffee, marshmallow

an open fire and warm smile

what more is needed?

 

What more is needed

Than being alive with you

Our eyes full of stars

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What more is needed

Than being alive with you

Our eyes full of stars

 

our eyes full of stars

the dust blinds our true vision

through a glass darkly

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today's overcast.

Where might I find my shadow

when Sol is hiding?

 

When Sol is hiding,

the rooster's song calls him back,

telling him it's safe.*

 

 

*The God of Eastern Heaven, Di Jun, had ten children who all turned into suns. Ten suns in the sky were too much. They were scorching the Earth with their heat, burning crops, evaporating rivers -- it was a disaster. Houyi, the God of Archery, came to the rescue then, and one by one he shot nine suns out of the sky. He was about to kill the tenth but this tenth sun (or son) of god was so scared by then that he hid in a cave, plunging the world into total darkness.

 

Well, that wasn't good either, people realized. They needed a sun -- one sun -- but this last sun was hiding in a deep dark cave and no amount of pleading could convince him to come out. The Rooster, who in those olden days was not like our humble domesticated chickens of today, but a dragon-bird of magnificent plumage who used to fly as high as the sky and took its colors and its brilliance from the sun, came up to the mouth of the cave and started singing, "Please come back, sun! We need you! No one is going to hurt you, I promise!" In those olden days, the Rooster could sing very sweetly, not harshly like our domesticated chickens do. The sun was mesmerized by the song and peeped out of the cave, wanting to check out the singer. As soon as he did, a little light seeped through, beginning to illuminate the world. The Rooster kept singing, the sun kept climbing out little by little, to hear him better. Well, you know the rest of the story. They still play this game every day.

 

If your Chinese horoscope has a Rooster, rest assured that you got the most important animal of the twelve.

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When Sol is hiding,

the rooster's song calls him back,

telling him it's safe.

 

Telling him it's safe

the parent lies through a smile

too soon truth revealed

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