Subtle, Secret and Sacred


Subtle, Secret and Sacred


The subtle, secret and sacred
At the core of life’s joyless clamour,
In the sweep of life’s clap and pander;
Within its silence ever making,
The countless seconds increase their number.

The voice of discord in concert,
Gently fading, into an ocean of harmony vast;
The subtle, secret and sacred
Slips between life's barren absurdities,
Taking off its mortal mask.

While time is dressed for breakfast, lunch and dinner
And groups of frenzied minds rush to foreign business meetings,
Scurry to waiting arms, appointments, disappointments and greetings;
The subtle, secret and sacred
Join the unconnected moments of their lost eternities.


Written on a flight from New York to LA. (30-4-1995)


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