TAO Has no Scale

Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)



TAO has no scale.
Here now and forever more.
Eternal presence.

Timed and yet timeless.
A numinous wonderment.
Open and yet always closed.

About this poem

The TAO has no scale. It is that which is opened to itself and closed to all others.

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Written on February 06, 2023

Submitted by karlcfolkes on February 06, 2023

Modified by karlcfolkes on February 06, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 138
Words 29
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 3

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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3 Comments
  • Teril
    Paradox - the confusing road to harmony.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • karlcfolkes
    An apt way of stating it. Thanks.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • kali_p
    UNIVERSAL BALANCE
    LikeReply1 year ago

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