Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nature vs. Nurture

As deep as silence by a woodland pool,
In dream's solemnity, this pensive girl
Glows with the luster of a living jewel:
As fresh in her sweet greenness as a beryl!
See the soft sacredness about her! The duel
Of Nature vs. Nurture sleeps: thoughts swirl
Pure as a forest spring: clear, calm and cool:
There's truce within her. O, this subtle pearl
Her soul, in patient meditative poise
Is one with God and at one with itself.
She's one with the world! This satin hair
And these sweet earrings murmur she enjoys
A tranquil loving life: our quiet elf,
So Buddha-like: serene, bright and aware!

Copyright 2008 Anissa Nedzel Gage

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