Palingenesis

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic
Of all places I discovered this word in the writings of the great pessimist / atheist philosopher Arthur Shopenhauer (one of my heroes for his clear understandable and entertaining style and for his diatribes on public schooling)) who could not conceive that the will within each us that fuels the engine of our existence here would simply pass into nothingness after the body dies. He did not believe the soul of the individual continued as many who have studied him have concluded, but when I read his passages on 'Palingenesis' I was not as convinced. Anyway this Poem stems from this idea of the soul transmigrating after death.

Submitted: February 13, 2010

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In my death I drift light as wind through green pine bough shadows I am the light that sparkles the needles I emerge from restless existence coming out once again to play I whisper for my comrades who come smiling into the wood near the sunshine rock to tell of the adventures complete after stories all told disperse like sweet smelling smoke into high air of night we all hold hands and imagine the play of life anew when past arenas fade their lights and old love spent curls like autumn leaf

we are beckoned….

\"come with us come with us again...

Dream a new dream\"


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