Meister Eckhart's Sermon on Flowers and the Philosopher's Reply
A hollowed singularity exists in flowers like pathos in a dandelion: an eddy of fate, degreeless, silvering through memory. A scabbed consonant departing the sentence: locust petal, bromeliad, a surfacing shame, lightless, beyond hearing. Solitary, the clock circumvents sound and a horse importunes a wasp bowing before significance. ● It is in fact doubtless a wasp bows before significance degreeless in a dandelion. It also stands to reason that, in a clock, locusts circumvent memory in order to depart through fate. And anyone can see that singularity exists lightless like an eddy of pathos surfacing beyond hearing. In conclusion, however solitary (and you know this as well as I), a consonant will always depart the sentence before shamed by a horse.
From Heredities: Poems. Copyright © 2010 by J. Michael Martinez. Used with permission of Louisiana University Press.
J. Michael Martinez
Date Published: 2010-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/meister-eckharts-sermon-flowers-and-philosophers-reply