Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ashes

Ashes
we are, so to
ashes we shall return;
the irrefutable law of
nature.

From my book:
Rustle of bamboo leaves

2 comments:

Poet in Residence said...

Marcus Aurelius writes that we all end up as ashes or spices.
Presumably the ancient Romans sprinkled the stuff in the cooking pots for flavouring.
But what's amazing is that he speaks eloquently in his Meditations of things that we today might think of as advanced physics.

Vic Gendrano said...

Hi Gwilymn,

My original poem refers to dust rather than ashes - dust we are to dust we shall return - but reworded it to fit into a form, but you get the idea...

Vic Gendrano