Posted by Ben Naga
Beware the winds, love
That blow away certitude
Posted on May 6, 2015, in Poetry, Senryu and tagged Anger, Confusion, Desire, Identity, Madness, Senryu. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
TORNADOES IN THOUGHT
Winds lift us away
Muddled in an addled mind
Who are we when lost?
WHAT DOEST THOU HERE?
Within the turmoil
Persists a still small voice.
The eye of the storm
1 Kings 19:11-13King James Version (KJV)
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
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