Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Twins (Harmony Of Head And Heart By Moe Hein)

The Twins

Afraid of death?

Be not!

Life and death are twins

living together with us.

"Life" the one twin
since existence
gives growth for longevity.

"Death" the other twin

not losing a moment
wrecks what the former has done.

The twins, life and death,
fiercely compete

in making and unmaking of us.
Our body
is their battleground.

But we
blinded by ignorance
and driven by passions
yearn for life and think of death
as something far.

When time is due
and fate commands that twin

to blow out life's flame
we shudder.

Let us not resist.
All along it has been with us.
It is best to face death, our kin,
calmly.

And know that
there is a path that liberates us

from the twins -- "life" and "death".

(From Poems On Death)

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