The Lotus of Knowing and Unknowing

Immersed in murk: how this begins
antonymous to certitudes
in existential mud of life
as anchored roots shoot through the dark
reflexive stems ascendant sending
leaves unfurling faultless blooms
becoming grails to cup pure light
until fulfillment seeds the night
and wakes the sacred cycle more
revealing truths from the obscure.

The Lotus of Knowing and Unknowing © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: June 18, 2020