Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nature's social law*

1.
"We are that part
of Nature
shaping land sea and air--
understanding how the seasons
know when to change,
satisfying the wants of the hacendados
according to their laws."

2.
"We will be that part
of Nature
shaping social history--
understanding how men
know when to change,
satisfying each man woman and child
according to their needs."

3.
Some old travelers and I continue
reading the signs of the times
and imagine

peace.






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*From Chapter 11, Fractured Memories

11 comments:

Duna said...

Muy buenas reflexiones.
Un gusto leerte.

Besos.

Devika said...

Nice poem, Carlos :)

try to satisfy someone else is the end of peace...then only can only imagine peace, perhaps....let them all be, as nature does....

let go awry, and then find peace back -- all on its own...with no interventions...the social history would have been so different then -- each responsible for one self....but no, children need support....

the poem made the thoughts flow,

wishes,
devika

Devika said...
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Devika said...

** trying to satisfy someone else is the end of peace...then one can only imagine peace, perhaps

devika

if said...

"the signs of time"...I love that idea..I also like your spanish "hacendados" in between...:)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Lovely, Carlos! Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I had to read a bunch so I feel caught up. :-)

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I love this, especially the symmetry of what has come and is to come. thanks for this

ρομπερτ said...

How wonderful to read,
How wonderful to obey.

Magyar said...

Civility and Morality:

__We travelers need to read the signs and adjust our course. _m

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Thank you, everyone. Best regards.

Carlos

Amity said...

such a wonderful thought Carlos...:)

i enjoyed your poem...yeah, man will always be part of nature, of the social strata, an interrelationships!

:)