You are Everything; Everything Else is not You

can you hear their heartbeats?

you may think my title the ultimate symmetry; or the ultimate conceit:
either which you will be found not near right nor certainly left.

I’ve been working with the word symmetry of late.
notice the verb tense choice

That word introduced into my everyday as lines written by poet Derek Wolcott in his Nobel lecture, and quoted after by poet Denise Duhamel in her poem “Symmetry for Granted”. The lines are these:
" Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than the love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole"

Wolcott born into the ex-British colonies of Lesser Antilles, lives the line between heritage and repression

The geometry of love is to balance destruction with creativity.
The underlying principle of the Universe is Symmetry.
The aesthetic of Symmetry is Chaos

the hills arise only to crumble into organic rebirth

3: a rigid motion of a geometric figure that determines a one to one mapping onto itself – Webster’s New Collegaite.
So then the question becomes:
is the Universe in symmetry without you?
does the world exist without you?

There are those who maintain the world maintains with or without the I
and this is good in so far as the eye becomes unconstraint
for it is such through which we see
though darkly; the I renders all.

the stone, haphazard in the street, becomes the element of change

but then Loui Jover’s merlot moon rises and you keep walking
no matter what.

You are Everything; Everything Else is not You

kenroome

Concord, United States

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