Song 5

The yoga of ‘the voice’
Is

The
Blue
Fire
Trout

Tracking

The
Wobbly
Red
Lure
Of my fresh formed wonderings

To
Leap
Instinctive

Out
Of
Rivers

Lucid
Stillness

Land
Shimmering

In the fragile net of knowing

Simple

Unique

Given

12/5/12

Whakapapa: Describes the process of hearing the voice (of the Self). I hear ‘The voice’ most often on the edge of sleep, when my mind becomes still & drifty… just before tipping over into sleep. Other times it may be heard in dreams: sometimes it rises in daily life… as my mind quests… wonders around some half formed question. The Self never speaks in cognitive, rational, objective terms but rather flashes into consciousness in cryptic, poetic sayings. These ‘sayings’ have a weight & gravity about them. They are like proverbs & insights from a vast & differently orientated, mind. Their language is always dignified & formal; somewhat like that of the old King James version of the Bible. There is always however, a sense that these sayings are personal: that I am known & in relationship with the speaker. The ‘sayings’ are similar to dreams, in that they need to be written down straight away; otherwise they are apt to disappear. Two recent ‘speakings’ influence the poem: ‘Could it not be ours to transport the wisdom within the flame?’ & ‘The instinct to stillness is the instinct to life’. (Both … 12/5/12)

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