Ancient Greek philosophers state that the world is
Composed of four elements
-- Earth, water, air and fire
Ancient Chinese thinkers say the world is
Made up of Wuxin or five elements
-- Metal, wood, water, fire and earth
Modern quantum physicists echo
And say the universe is mysteriously bound
By atoms and subatomic particles
As if in a gigantic bowl
Of quantum gumbo soup!
If we are all energy
What makes us organically beautiful?
Instagram selfies, luxury clothes and sexy figures?
What makes us organically powerful?
Physical strength, piles of money and millions of Twitter followers?
What makes us organically happy?
Endless laughs, constant highs and numerous lovers?
Ah do elements, atoms and particles
Fields, waves and vibrations care about those?
If not, what is the secret formula for all?
What is the one word that is behind it all?
"Mountains are mountains
Mountains are not mountains
Mountains are just mountains"
Said the Zen Master.
A drop of water belongs to the ocean
A music note is most pleasant to the ear
When in concert with other notes
We humans feel most vibrant most whole
When in harmony within ourselves
And in harmony with the Universe --
Ah "harmony" is the word!
"A poem a day" challenge - Day 4. This poem is a continuation of Taijitu or Yin Yang symbol pondering.