juggling soap bubbles

some things are just too precious & delicate to speak of
in human words. they wiggle sideways, squirm & slide away
& only the yearning to touch that mystic realm remains.

it is more real & alive than anything down here
that comes with rules & penalties. it has taken my heart
hostage & the baffled mind is left juggling soap bubbles
by the light of the dim waning moon, murmuring softly.

Shiva walks the burning grounds in clouds of dust & ashes.
i join my steps with His by the flickering of the fire,
& he lays a crown of soap bubbles on my waiting head.
i smile & do not speak. my heart is full. there are no words.
they finally fall short. i walk silently with Shiva.
nothing given in words lasts, but the heart can point the way.

Author: swadharma9

i am 82, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

9 thoughts on “juggling soap bubbles”

  1. Hmmm I thought I had left my comment, but maybe WordPress ate it. Bubbles are so meditative, such a living example of the non permanence that is Life in all forms, including bubbles, destined to live for only a few colorful fleeting moments. There was a time, that contemplating bubbles, could fill me with sadness..their short stay, with so many hazards that might end their lives even quicker, than their already reduced lifespan in the best of circumstances…but now, at this stage in my life, their fragile existence talks to me about the moment and about, letting go of old patterns, I used to call nostalgia..and accept things…just as they are…enjoying them, while I can. I love your thought and the photo is just perfect.

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    1. thanks, Diti🙏🏼 as one looks into life (especially ones own), life itself begins to feel more fragile & ephemeral, particularly human life, culture & society. this calls for ones respect & appreciation: so precious & beautiful, so fleeting!🙏🏼this “light-hearted” attitude also helps to foster detachment, greater ease of letting go, as well as deep respect for this very moment & the tasks that call us to them.❤️

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