We’ll Meet Again

We’ll  Meet  Again 


My lost and gone, my love long dead and gone,
Into the long ago where all lost things
Lie in a world of shadows and live on
In the stupendous void where no bird sings—

There in the magic mountains of the mind,
The only Mind that could bring forth this dream,
We’ll meet again. And there I hope we’ll find
That all things are exactly as they seem.
I’ll seek you out, my love, and maybe find
You wandering there by some celestial stream.

Ah yes! I’ll know you by your shining eyes,
Jewelled with tears of joy and taken aback,
And you will cry out then,What a surprise!’
And I will murmur softly, ‘Welcome back!’

9 thoughts to “We’ll Meet Again”

  1. Your moving poem reminds me of one I wrote a while back:

    Temporary Parting
    Rejoicing in the presence of the ones we love today,
    We feel the pain of separation when they’re gone tomorrow;
    It makes us wonder if this life is just a tragic play,
    If there is rhyme and reason in what fills us with such sorrow.
    But if we look beyond this life upon which we are leaning
    And trust that just as life’s a gift, there’s reason too in death,
    We’ll see the loving hand of Him Who gives all things their meaning,
    Who in the glorious world beyond will give them back their breath.

    (Just so I don’t appear to believe in universal salvation, I believe that we are all under the burden of sin and that the forgiveness if sins and eternal salvation in only in Jesus Christ and in the Church He founded upon Peter and the other apostles, which presently is “underground”. whitesmoke1958.com)

    1. Where is Homer (Hp) when you need him? He would not have agreed with Darrell’s view that “eternal salvation” is only to be found “in Jesus Christ and in the Church He founded upon Peter and other apostles.” Though Christ said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”, he also said “In my Father’s house are many mansions.” … indicating that there were many different paths up the mountain top. Not one path, but many!

      To reject the wisdom of Buddhism, Vedanta, and the other great world religions as “idolatry and heathenism” is a bit out of date in the 21st century. Christ himself is said to have spent many years in India, learning the secrets of the Hindu sages, and it is rumoured that he died in Kashmir and was buried there. Of course Darrell will dismiss this story as a mere fable, which it probably is.

      Nevertheless, I would ask the good Darrell to exercise a bit more tolerance for people like Homer and me, who have reverence for Jesus Christ but also value the wisdom of the great Oriental religions. Surely Darrell doesn’t think we deserve to burn in hellfire forever for reading the Bhagavad-Gita?!? 🙂

  2. Poem in prose by CIRCASSIAN

    (dedicated to my esteemed adversary XANADU)

    I dream of a new science coming into view. A science in which there is the very real prospect of understanding the universal laws of conservation of order and disorder which manifest themselves in the abundance and dazzling variety of life forms – all around us – subjected to never ending transformations through the death-doorway to other fractal dimensions, up and down, of the universe.

    I see life as organized and ordered form of energy, while death – as disorganized and disordered form of it. I imagine that there is a certain amount of both at every given moment; both being strictly conserved across the borders of the fractal layers of the universe.

    Life must be eternal – just like the energy is. Life cannot be created, and it cannot be destroyed – just like the energy is. And, just like the energy, life can only be transformed from one form to another, the transition taking place across the different scales of hierarchical structure of the universe.

    Death, i.e. the disorganized and disordered state of energy, is nothing but the transient form of energy undergoing a transition from one form of life to another across the embedded fractal layers of the universe.

    1. Circassian, I too share the dream of a “new science” based on universal law and not on regulated man made laws scientific or not. Though I rather look upon human life (as in human condition) as disorganised, selfish, out of balance and utterly chaotic. The ordered form of energy sets in when death occurs at the end of the human condition. An “end” that rearranges life from the mortal chaos of man made creation back into the vast ocean of divinity – if it is so wished/willed by the individual that has lost ones own connection to the cradle of creation during ones own journey through an imaginary hell.

  3. @Circ

    My sentiments exactly. Spirit, as I call it it, is energy. Energy only changes forms.

    Thoughts of the pain and sadness of this life can be countered by the happiness and joy also experienced herein. (yin/yang) I like to think of the taoist story “Who knows what is good or bad”.

    Life is a school; a series of lessons to be learned, which, when properly absorbed, nurture the growth of the spirit and accelerate it’s transformation into absolute energy, ultimately pointing toward reunion with the One. I like to say, there is no death, only birth, rebirth and final reunion. Admittedly, I do accept the notion of reincarnation as it is the only ideology that makes sense to me. The number of times we return to the physical is anyone’s guess. But a school is more logical than ‘one shot or you burn’.

    Mainstream religions all contain small bits of the truth but none have all of it. All are tainted with human bias. God is an ‘old man’, God ‘sits on a throne’, God ‘hates, loves and judges’, God ‘demands worship’; all human activities and traits. It’s “anthropomorphization” of deity. It stifles growth of spirit.

    Humorously, I often wonder…. if God ‘sits’ on a throne, this would imply gravity in heaven. If God ‘hates’ or ‘demands praise’ it would imply God is subject to at least a couple of seven deadly sins – anger, vainglory, conceit. And don’t even mention the fact that this so-called ‘God’ requests the removal of a certain part of the male genitalia in order for the male to be acceptable. I would guess this could fall under the ‘lust’ category.

    All humor aside, this physical life is only one stage in the development of soul, though it may be the most important. I certainly don’t know. Perhaps, hopefully, someday I will.

    1. @ Amerikagulag

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, brother.

      I have always maintained that if a thought reflects reality in some profound way, it must and will resonate somehow, somewhere, with someone.

      1. I believe it is the Analects of Confucius that tells us, “You are what you think”.
        Creating reality through thought is certainly an ideal to embrace in these times.

        1. @ Amerikagulag

          I believe it is the Analects of Confucius that tells us, “You are what you think”.

          Yes, Confucius might well have said “You are what you think.” But he is not necessarily the first person to have said this. The identical thought is beautifully expressed in the opening two verses of the Dhammapada, the famous Buddhist text consisting of the recorded sayings of Gautama Buddha.

          Here are the opening words, known as the ‘Twin Verses’:

          All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.

          All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”

          The Dhammapada, Chapter 1, The Twin Verses (Opening two verses)

          I did a quick check to see who lived first: Gautama Buddha or Confucius. It seems the Buddha lived about 100 years before Confucius. Buddha was born in roughly 624 B.C., whereas Confucius was born in roughly 551 B.C. This doesn’t mean Confucius got the thought from Buddha. He may have had the same thought independently. As for the Buddha, he too may not have been the first person to have stumbled on this truth. He too had learned his wisdom from the Vedic sages of Ancient India and had wandered for many years through the Himalayas in search of the Higher Knowledge.

  4. “He (Confucius) may have had the same thought independently”. LD

    Universal consciousness is timeless and can be tapped into “independently”. The source of “divine” thought is universal and it is NOT about who of mankind was first or more suited. The chicken or egg first thing – or Gautama came first and then Confucius or even only “the chosen and sacred” can access it.
    The wisdom from the Vedic sages of Ancient India came from where? From exactly the same time and matter less universal substance that is available in various dialects/forms & traditions and can be understood by the learned or unlearned at equal terms. To favor one over the other does not make any difference to the “divine” or universal law itself. Though it makes a huge difference in argumentation and conflict to the “educated/influenced” part of humanity stuck in the importance of their own makings – at least for a speck of time.

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