Posted by Ben Naga
May we ever build
Monuments in the knowledge
That they will succumb
Posted on July 6, 2014, in Poetry, Senryu, Writing and tagged Reflection, Senryu, Time, Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
My husband, a builder, and I love working on our various homes we’ve established together. I plant amazing landscapes and gardens. Yet I know neither our homes nor our landscapes will last forever. All is temporal on this earth. Yet it doesn’t prevent me or us from continuing to improve our little patch of earth. Nice poem.
Thank you. You seem to have come to a similar conclusion. 🙂
Once this lesson is learned we can move on without pain.
Yet learning the wisdom of impermanence and non-attachment can be very hard won.
I know very well. It’s the chain that keeps me prisoner. Ohhh! inspiration!!! 🙂
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