IMPERMANENCE 2

I follow this wonderful WordPress blog that visually records some of the finest street art ever seen.  I noticed a section titled “RIP” and was sad to see that so many of these wonderful paintings are destroyed.  Please see and like Resa’s blog at https://graffitiluxandmurals.com/r-i-p/comment-page-1/#comment-15254

 

Adapted from my poem “IMPERMANENCE” published in Parallel Universe Café and Other Poems 2015

 

We are all merely a Buddhist sand painting

A created, colorful mandala

Years in the making

Seconds in the melding

Of individual grains

With the earth, water, wind and fire

Anicca

Existence is

Transient

Evanescent

Inconstant

I understand the analogy

Just cannot accept it…

 

© 2015 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja) Parallel Universe Café and Other Poems

IMAGE: Even Teenage Vampires Cry (artists unknown)

R.I.P.

 

 

11 comments

  1. What a wonderful poem! I missed the pingback, but I didn’t really understand them until recently.
    Wonderful, and thank you, and I am very happy for your inspiration!

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  2. Some time ago, I read a passage in a book saying that our Earth–in comparison to the universe–is no more than a grain of sand on a vast beach. Makes one think just how insignificant and transient a human life is.

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  3. Wonderful poem! I do wish street art could remain always but the public nature of it says otherwise.. I’m a big fan of Resa’s blog too so it’s nice to see that she inspires you xx

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