Verse by Caleb Mannan

If you like Robert Service, Longfellow, Tolkien, Milton, Robinson Jeffers, Whitman, Poe, The Bible, Tennyson, Ray Bradbury, life, death, Untermeyer, Pound, Donne, joy, sorrow, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, children, beauty, Dante, Tom Waits, then set yourself down beside this fire.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shiva II (Vishnu)

I ponder the sea before me
the battle at my back
I close my eyes
and hear the singing sea
drown the ring of war
I am as the sea
I have no enemies
I am my only enemy
I seek in myself all wrongs
I see in others no blame
but that which I can attribute to myself
I seek to take from no one’s spirit
and they take nothing from mine
I become the restorer over the destroyer

I am become Vishnu