Meditations on a Mandala

Swirling thoughts,
still for an instant
only to wander
into deep space
return as an echo
Still in movement,
calm amid chaos …?
I make an offering of fire
that is gracefully accepted,
distance and nearness
don’t exist anymore,
neither does the
nor the released,
the vital fire
penetrates space,
explodes violently
a million galaxies
take birth,
whirling, swirling
as the beat of time slows
almost to a whisper
The circle is squared,
balance found,
fleeting thoughts
stilling into a deep silence
… repose


La poesia ispira ed è parte dell’opera Scape della giovane artista brasiliana Diana Lobo, esposta al Premio Arte Laguna di Venezia nel 2017.