Fashion and custom,
belief and law,

come and go;
dissolve and evaporate.

Yet there is always
(however forgetful we become)

always, always,
two of us:

the actor …
and the observer;

and things work best
when we remain eye to eye

and hearken to
the primal

that feeds both heart
and soul;

tiller when we act,
anchor when we stand firm;

father and mother beyond this realm
and I your dutiful child.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on February 7, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I’ve been enjoying your comments on Tincup’s blog… Time for me to follow the trail a bit further… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    (oh, I really like this one too…) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I am giving you the ABC blogger award, please feel free to pass it on or simply accept my appreciation of your poetry. visit for more information.

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    • Thank you. Perhaps you are psychic Just last evening! I started work on a piece which was sparked off by


      I shall pass the award on in due course, but at present a number of worthy folks whose sites leap to mind either have it already or are not wishing to participate in the awards process. I will be keeping it in mind for the future however. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I loved each line of this, and something about those last two lines especially: “…father and mother beyond this realm / and I your dutiful child”…. for me that’s a profound metaphor for something ineffable. (So I won’t try to explain! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  4. This is very good too–And I really like that, “pilgrim on the lam”!! Enjoyed my visit today.

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