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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Considering Lilies

Considering Lilies spin.
Around and around they go,
Until, petals all askew, they want to stop,
But momentum carries them forward,
And still they spin, around and around.

“Do not worry Lilies.”
“How so?” they ask.
“Today is gone, tomorrow here.
The clock strikes twelve, and what was tomorrow is today.
How then ‘Not worry’”?

And Considering Lilies spin,
Around and around.

“Aren’t you dizzy, Lilies? Stop spinning Lilies.
Stop and listen Lilies.”
“We cannot. Does the fire hold his breath, or the seas her tides?
Today bleeds and tomorrow comes.
Always and forever.
Even if we stand still, the world will move, and still we will be dizzy.”

And Considering Lilies spin,
Around and around.

“Stop Lilies, stop, and I will free you from the whirling globe.
Hold still but a moment and I will give you rest.”
“Why then should we stop?
Will you free us from food, and drink, and air?
No thank you. Let us spin.
Let us eat.
Let us drink.
Let us breathe.
We are content.
Let us spin.”

And Considering Lilies spin,
Around and around.

“Please, Lilies, please.
Stop, Lilies, stop.
Listen, Lilies, listen.
And I shall free you, Lilies.”
“Enough.
We have work to do. Search elsewhere.
Find other flowers. Let us be.”

And Considering Lilies spin,
Around and around.

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