Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire
and of the Comfort of the Resurrection

Cloud-puffball, torn tufts, tossed pillows flaunt
forth, then chevy on an air-
built thoroughfare: heaven-roysterers, in gay-gangs
they throng; they glitter in marches.
Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash,
wherever an elm arches,
Shivelights and shadowtackle in long lashes lace,
lance, and pair.
Delightfully the bright wind boisterous ropes,
wrestles, beats earth bare
Of yestertempest’s creases; in pool and rutpeel
Squandering ooze to squeezed dough, crust, dust;
stanches, starches
Squadroned masks and manmarks treadmire toil
Footfretted in it. Million-fueled, nature’s bonfire
burns on.
But quench her bonniest, dearest to her, her clearest-
selved spark
Man, how fast his firedint, his mark on mind, is
Both are in an unfathomable, all is in an enormous
Drowned. O pity and indig nation! Manshape, that
Sheer off, disseveral, a star, death blots black out;
nor mark
Is any of him at all so stark
But vastness blurs and time beats level. Enough! the
A heart’s-clarion! Away grief’s gasping, joyless days,
Across my foundering deck shone
A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal
Fall to the residuary worm; world’s wildfire, leave
but ash:
In a flash, at a trumpet crash,
I am all at once what Christ is, since he was what I
am, and
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood,
immortal diamond,
Is immortal diamond.


The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Article by

Sometimes a story can teach much more than entire philosophical treatises

Abrahamic Mysticism: A Shared Heritage

Article by

A history of the weaving of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Mysticism

#62 The Dreamer’s Dream

Podcast with

A simple yet profound conversation on the life and teachings of Éric Baret

Keep A Small Flame Burning

Article by

Using Buddhist teaching to deal with grief during the poly-crisis

#60 Spiritual Warriors

Podcast with

Imminent Buddhist teacher Lama Rod on his new book "The New Saints"

Wholeness & Fragmentation

Video with

The problem with our "civilized" and compartmentalized ways of thinking, which is fragmented.

#57 The Alchemy of Love

Podcast with ,

A captivating conversation into divine and personal love with two modern-day mystics

More Distant than the Stars and Nearer than the Eye

Article by

Exploring the commonness of mystical experience in Sufism and Hindu bhakti-marga

Support SAND with a Donation

Science and Nonduality is a nonprofit organization. Your donation goes directly towards the development of our vision and the growth of our community.
Thank you for your support!