The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - Purity
Philip Claude Andermann
History is an intelligent river
flowing forever changing:
reflections of the boundaries through which lives flow enriching,
of the images there of all they have created,
forever forward seeking to expand boundaries toward an ocean.
There are countless rivers meeting and diverging,
sources and tributaries,
and which one we choose as OUR history may be forever changing.
We are all connected as capillaries, and we turn into arteries
of history; and with faith together we turn into a heart enlivening all,
the source of all,
the source of all and the end of all,
ultimately the ocean seemingly without banks, without boundaries.
What is the message inscribed by the letters of the river(s) of history?
Our education is learning to read it,
read the history books our children and theirs will write of us,
how we have nourished and educated them,
how history and herstory reflect each other to create our future,
how we have kept the water of human faith pure.
The letters of history are unchangeably inscribed on the Mandala -
if we can but read them with our heart
to purify the river of our life,
always SHARING PURELY.
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