Torn Asunder


Here are our two experiences
Mindfulness or else distraction

How shoulder due expectation?
Is it, after all, our responsibility

To pay homage to the momentous
Or else spend our lives stargazing?

Who’s to say the sky is not really
Full of all these mice and dragons?

While the dreamiest of observers
Strive endlessly to measure breath


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on October 6, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Who is to say indeed… Are we but a breath of an illusion caught within a dream?


  2. Wondering with each breath and drifts of the mice and dragons.


  3. Lately my life seems to be full of painfully slow dragons. My experience has been mostly distractions, not mindfulness, and still time passes as I try to count the measures of my breath. If there is wisdom, it is somehow found in the swirl of words that tumble from the pen of a poet who blogs as Ben Naga, lover of the musey lady.


    • Ah, Thomas, as ever you are far kinder that I deserve. It is always good to read your comments, not to say your all to rare postings of your own fine poetry. Thank you for your continuing generosity.


  4. Love it – must come back to this one. Dreamy, provocative of thought….
    (Trying to catch up a bit here. Back soon!)


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