Thursday, June 12, 2014

At The Nile's End

At The Nile's End

We are at the Nile's end,
we are carrying particles from every continent,
creature and age. 

I only hear these words from God
where we are all now trying to embrace
the clear sky ocean,

Dear ones, come. Please,
my dear ones come. 

           Can we carry all particles within us? Can we speak to all facets of time? Of distance? Across continents? And oceans? And varying opportunities? Is there such a thing as the "World Heart", that a great many poets have sought to explain?
           Something that I've enjoyed while reading the coorespondances between Mary Haskell and Kahlil Gibran is the glimpse of history it gives. Both Mary and Gibran lived through the invention of the telephone in the late 19th century, and on October 6, 1915, Gibran discussed it in his letter: "Yes, talking by wireless over long distances is indeed mighty. It is an enlargement of the soul of man. But man had always talked by wireless - a different wireless which transferred all the real messages from one part of the Earth to another. And the subconscious of man always acted according to these messages. A world-deed that happened in India became known to the soul of Egyptians. And what the soul knows is often unknown to the man who has a soul. We are infinitely more than we think."

The Bell Telephone Memorial, Ontario, Canada 
Man, discovering his power to transmit sound through space, 
as well as Knowledge, Joy, and Sorrow. 

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