A Drop in the Ocean

I am the universe playing tricks on itself.

I am the microcosm and the macrocosm.

When faced with my former enormity

I am but a snag in the fabric and yet

Within I still contain the entire tapestry.

On days like these when all I can do

Is contemplate my smallness

I forget my value and in forgetting, dim

Inadvertently my vision of the whole.

For energy there can only be life.

What is murder to the rain likewise

Necessitates it. We are but seeds,

Potentialities sheathed in a porous husk.

What lurks underneath no one knows.

The need to be born is apparent in all of us.

We want to know, to return to our nature

But it is in our nature to explore. In the end

The game, the pieces, and the strategy

Are none other than the player himself.


I may come back to the other challenge 2 lies and a truth but I only just revealed a tremendous amount about myself and so it wouldn’t be so easy to lie to you now lol


15 responses to “A Drop in the Ocean

  1. The game, the pieces, and the strategy
    Are none other than the player himself.

    The best of moves, plans and strategies will succeed only as long as the players can overcome. Very true MLMM!


  2. “I am the universe playing tricks on itself.”

    See? WTF?! Who else comes up with these brilliant opening lines??? No one, that’s who!

    Boy, this makes my ears happy: “When faced with my former enormity”

    “Potentialities sheathed in a porous husk” … Yum. I love this line.

    Okay, so tonight, I want you to write me an extreme girl-power poem about how awesome and powerful we chicks are. You up for it? Pretty please? [bats eyelashes and one-sided-dimple corner-smiles]


    • Thank you so much! I didn’t see this comment until after I had written my poem. So I have written an empowerment poem for tomorrow if that is okay 😄 Also go to Youtube and listen to Maya Angelou read Phenomenal Woman

  3. I love your writing– so deft and concise while pointing to such vast considerations. I loved this line, “The need to be born is apparent in all of us.” Yes… and sometimes there are complications… 🙂


  4. Okay! If I’m repeating myself you will have to forgive me Yves …. there is such an enormity of wisdom, intelligence and self-understanding, as well as the speaking of Universal Truths here …. it is overwhelming. 😉

    Makes want to throw up my hands and say “I give up – I’ll never pen again!”

    Seriously … you have broached a philosophical subject in such a manner and way as to give this piece broad scope and yet personal definition. And there are so many amazing lines that just follow each other … almost like a game of “catch the tail” or “tag” … that I would be cutting and pasting until the sunset on another day.

    But ohhh …. this line:
    What is murder to the rain likewise

    How you imagine such powerful images and translate them into words constructed is beyond the scope of my imagination! Simply brilliant Yves 🙂

    • Thank you so much Pat. I cannot take full credit for this as I was listening to an Alan Watt’s speech, mostly talks on Zen Buddhism and so the first line really comes from the talk, from a concept in Zen. The line you quoted comes from me though. I find I very much enjoy studying Buddhism. I have been studying it since I was 15. When I was 15 nothing really made sense, I was raised Christian and even if I wasn’t Christian at that point it had been drilled into me and it was a rather radical shift in my thinking, radical but slow very slow lol

      • Well Buddhism is a life-long journey when and if one chooses to embark on that particular path …. and having been “raised” Christian … well … that too depends on “strictures” ex. I was raised Roman Catholic – and have rallied and railed against it since I was about 15 …. it’s not my cup of tea – if it’s another’s – fine. I have no problem with it – as long as no one tries to “convince” me otherwise. So yes, I can understand how it can be difficult to wrap oneself into the philosophy of something as “openly different” as Buddhism – and I too relate to Buddhism more than most other spiritual practices.

        As for not taking full credit – that’s okay too …. but you see, the inspiration still allowed you to create something so wonderful and compelling – and isn’t that where the true beauty rests …. when something moves us and we are able to think or reflect or simply run with the inspiration that strikes? 🙂

      • I certainly won’t try to convince you because it wasn’t right for me either and in fact I felt it brought out a real darkness in me. He gives great thought-provoking talks. Thanks Pat!

      • Well … hmmm …. I didn’t mean to imply that you would try to “force” any issues …. because that’s not who you are …. so no worries …. we each walk our paths …. some “further ahead” others (like me) steps behind …. but ultimately, I think …. if we choose awareness …. then we are right where we need to be in the moment. 🙂

      • ultimately, I think …. if we choose awareness …. then we are right where we need to be in the moment. 🙂 that is a brilliant statement Pat and so true! I didn’t think you were implying anything. I think you are awesome =)

      • Okay … just wanted to make sure we were on the same page … as it were …. hmmm… isn’t that an odd looking word in that phrase “were” …. don’t mind me … my mind is lathering up into a mild froth …. and thanks for the compliment …. too generous …. but I will learn to be gracious in this moment ….

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