Tuesday, December 9, 2014

[Christmas Calendar] Day 9: Tat Twam Asi

On a fallen wing where imperfection is a curse
it takes courage to observe that imperfection cures.

Tat twam asi
Lost in a wilderness, I will build a fire 
I become a fire to swim in the water

Burrowing and bellowing into a consciousness

Kicking against, yet we're needing to want this
Sucking and bleeding, now knee-deep in substance
Pulling and dragging, fail to allow ourselves

As we move to consciousness

As we move through consciousness
As we move to consciousness
Driven by need for transcendence

Focus on the focusless, focusless is the focus
Look into the self, one name branded deep

Burning and singing the markings of the soul

Turning, more turning, we assimilate ourselves
Needing the push, a sea of flailing limbs
Push to create an equilibrium

(Photo and poem © 2014 Joona Turunen. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.)
("Tat Twam Asi" by earthtone9. Lyrics & music by earthtone9. © & ℗ 2000 Copro Records.)

1 comment:

Joona said...

The second environmental entry consists of a photo from last Spring (place unknown), a poem that uses perfectionism as a symbol for the development of our culture, and Tat Twam Asi, a brilliantly spiritual song by earthtone9 from their 2000 masterpiece arc'tan'gent. Not much else comes to mind, except the fact that I bet Jean-Jacques would like this one...