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Five by Five Plus One

An Almost Sestina for a greatly esteemed Master

By Paul MerkleyPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Hundertwasser, The Endless Road to You

Atma’s sphere’s Soul’s ambit, ITS round-about, ITS there and here

Before creation, you showed me, there was Soul and there was sound

Creation’s complete to a point, then in transfinity it’s not

Deep formed waves it has, or vibrating strings or such

Endless path to Truth with endless ways to know

Far Country calls, and Soul cannot say no

God speaks and sings and chants, ‘til we do hear

Hound of Heaven calls to us in unremitting sound

In heart and mind we cut our Gordian knot

Just cells of God are we and made as such

Knowing begets learning more and such

Loving well is all that we need know

Master gives me finer ears to hear

Never lacking guidance from the sound

Onward travelling, dreaming, lacking naught

Providence prevails when else does not

Quick transforming Spirit, grace, and such

Realizing Soul and God we now know

Spirit flies from highest Truth to here

Touching Soul to make it whole and sound

Universe of Light and worlds of Sound

Viewpoints change, for we are cosmo-naut

Wisdom, truth, and grace are given to such

X marks the treasure and when we reach it we'll know

You teach me to be here now and you are here

Zee’s the end of the alphabet, a confluent springboard, such that we tarry not, but hear the sound, launch ourselves into transfinity, and know


About the Creator

Paul Merkley

Co-Founder of Seniors Junction, a social enterprise working to prevent seniors isolation. Emeritus professor, U. of Ottawa. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Founder of Tower of Sound Waves. Author of Fiction.

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Comments (2)

  • Linda Bromley5 months ago

    Oh awesome! I’m almost finished my attempt yet stuck on x. Mine is about worshipping God

  • Babs Iverson5 months ago

    Fabulous inspiration Abecedarian poem!!! Love this!!!

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