Psalm 65         
To neglect & not include the All – this is the greatest crime

There is a day, month, hour, when
A man stands before
That
Which carries him down the
Arc of his days

When he enters the field of his own judgement
To find himself naked
Mortal
Before his own Immortality
&
Shudders

Here, there are no excuses, all is clear
Everything known, there is nowhere to turn
He either
Is
Or
Isn’t
– Period –

This is not the first judgement
That hour, when
(After gazing on the debris of his former life)
He sings his slow litany of regret, forgives
Limps on

No, this is the moment when he stands before
The Angel of his own Being
&
Sees decisively
(With a clarity unknown to his tiny self)

‘I have turned from who i truly am
Fallen short of what i might have become’

A man will forgive himself everything

Except this

Kevin Moran 12/07/07

Whakapapa: The psalm is written around the words of the Self in a dream. The Self said, ‘To neglect & not include the All…this is the greatest crime’ (11/07/07). At the time I wrote this poem, I experienced the Self as being like a strict Zen master. The Self kept zeroing in on anything in me that separated me from the Self & becoming who I truly am. The Self was utterly uncompromising. These days, the Self treats me as a partner. The Self and I learn from each other. In the poem ‘the All’ is the Self. If a person has the capacity & the opportunity to realise the Self, she or he, is obligated under a higher law to attempt to do so. Neglecting the Self is the greatest crime. In the psalm the Self is ‘That which carries him down the arc of his days’ & ‘The Angel of his own being’.

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