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The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - ‎%22Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.%22 Archimedes.

‎%22Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.%22 Archimedes.


Philip Claude Andermann

To "move the earth" would be
to bring about robust peace and fulfillment
throughout the planet;
the fulcum would be
the conviction that all human and nonhuman beings
possess a highest potential
for wisdom, courage and compassion
that we could might dub "human revolution"
or "Buddhahood";
the lever would be
verbal and nonverbal dialogue with others
in our behavior, our own "human revolution,"
extending our hearts like a lever
and in such dialogue putting it,our lives, on the line,
on faith in that fulcrum;
while the place to stand would be
exactly wherever we are at this moment,
mindfully putting our all into this
infinite point of Here and Now.

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