the universe is run by a great ultimate

the universe is run by a great ultimate
(A reflection on the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang)

In spring’s renewal
I take off my shoes
And feel the earth

In the embrace of summer
The sun cooks my life
And roasts my head

With the arrival of fall
I observe the decay
Under the watch of a cool moon

In the dark days of winter
I see the eternal cycle
Of death in life
And how winter pays for summer

– Trishatur La Galia.

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