Taking Nothing Apart


When Lao Tzu
(or the composite of poets grouped under his name)
talked of Tao, The Way, he said,

……….If you talk about it, it’s not Tao.
………. If you name it, it’s something else

which was not metaphysical
which was not metaphorical

Lao Tzu:
………. When you speak its name
………. it’s not there. That’s not it.
………. That right there,
………. which you’ve just named
………. is nothing but nothing split

And, covering the old poet’s back
Buddha said,
………. Nothing in the world
………. is created. Nothing is created
the last three words of which
is an oxymoron of enormous scope

Finally, the Hebrews warned,
………. To start, never speak the name of the Lord

All three bits of advice are invaluable
Take them to heart before you begin
to take nothing apart

.

by Jim Culleny
11/25/13

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