SONNET 0, SOLVING FOR X
Once the conventionality of realities is understood…
the bodhisattva is liberated from the naïve realism
that traps him in misknowledge. He becomes free to
reconstruct an extraordinary reality of enlightenment.
-R. Thurman, Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment
The equation begins with nothing
& returns to nothing. In the void
We mark our presence as though
In this mandala of time the ineffable
Can be parsed in pure syllables.
It may be an error to propose
Music and Poetry the only way
To bring differentials to some
Concordance. We say we are solitudes
In the radiance of &. We are whirling
& spinning. Dervishes in the dark,
Come into being-with, without. Do not
Falter. Sense the blue god and his beloved.
Us, the lightning thunderbolt’s laughter.