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ETERNAL RECURRENCE

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Below is the poem entitled ETERNAL RECURRENCE which was written by poet Demetrios Trifiatis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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ETERNAL RECURRENCE

ETERNAL RECURRENCE*


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“I am certain that I have been here as I am now a thousand times before and
 I hope to return a thousand times after.”  GOETHE 
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1.

Once upon a time, 
The Lord of spiritual consciousness was sitting peacefully on His blissful throne 
Ceaselessly contemplating upon His equilibrium
T’ was the era of no moon, no sun, no stars, no earth, no oceans, no rivers
Just a motionless, timeless and deathless entity it was happy with His existence  

2.

Suddenly the thought of sacred motion was felt deep down in his essence
Seeking the chaos to be stirred from its core outwardly
Consequently separating the light from the darkness and all the other elements 
That constitute the Cosmos
Thus giving birth immediately to old mighty time

3.

When Time: This wizard of celestial art found himself alive
His expert hands stretched in advance, wanting to create
For that the plastic energy he took, that was everywhere around
And skillfully and patiently the Cosmos carved according to the Logos
Creating thus, the nebulae, the galaxies, the stars and all the other planets

4.

Then God looked at times creation and marveled with its beauty
But as there was no life to be seen in all of this creation
The thought of desire was born in God to inhabit every place
For that out of himself he cut myriads blazing souls
Which like shooting stars he sent downwards to animate nature,

5.

In this way, to manifestation’s cosmic sphere, the souls were beamed
Radiating their luminosity to reality’s lower planes  
Bringing with them the sacred principles to denser forms of life 
As they were passing from the spiritual, the mental and the astral
And finally materializing, themselves on the physical solid plane
Where life began on earth, with God’s will and grace!

6.

Each soul an ambassador was and is of God’s will and grace
A ray of divinity, a guardian of the Holy Law 
Each with a specific mission: to learn or rather to remember
How to find the way of return throughout space and time
And with the divine, again, to be seen in perfect equilibrium

7.

The day I was born, as every man alive,
I found my immortal self bound to the wheel of time 
That around eternity’s circumference took me, in very heavy chains
Asking to follow obediently the unswerving path of fate:
This endless trip of return where the only constant thing is change

8.

Since then I have died once and many times after
But death's dark palaces to hold me were unable
As my soul’s perpetual desire to follow my destiny
Brought me back to this ephemeral world of fleeting dreams
With a new body, new hopes, new goals but always with the 
Same desire

9.

Thus I journeyed back and forth the plains of oblivion
Choosing the best conditions I could, according to my karma
Trying to find endlessly the golden middle way 
That unmistakably between the extremes is only to be found
But since from the river of forgetfulness each time I was drinking 
I was obliged, unfortunately, to start over again

10.

So, I was born once a king and another was I born a beggar
And in turns I was born a coward, a hero, a holy man, a vicious man,
A  Christian, a Muslim, an atheist, an idolater a strong man and a woman
And healthy and sick I was born and intelligent and witless
And was I born to love so much the things I once detested
And to hate passionately the things I once held dear

11.

And I was born once to laugh and another just to cry
And I drunk successively from joy’s cup and that of sorrow’s
And was born to make friends out of my enemies 
And enemies out of my brothers
And was born to realize the impossible dreams and fail the very easy  
And I was born to slay and to be slain alternatively for thousands of years

12.

Thus I lived continuously the extremes of both good and evil
Striving to find endlessly the balance in my soul
Through the wisdom that was endowed upon me by the Great Spirit
That like a beacon, luminous, to guide me waits
To my supreme destiny that GOD for me has traced

13.

So, as was passing from life unto death, from darkness unto light
With a speed determined by me, I don’t put on GOD the blame,
All my lessons have I learned through trial and error
Up to the very last reincarnation, in body’s mortal temple

14.

Now free, AT LAST, from all earthly desires and every karmic blame
Radiating with holiness and glowing with grace 
My immortal soul, HER divine wings unfolds and soars upwards the heavens
White light blazing in perfect equilibrium 
And pure now to her glorious creator returns and with 
HIM UNITES! 


©Demetrios Trifiatis
  11 DECEMBER 2013


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“A little while and my longing shall gather dust and foam for another body.
A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind and another woman shall bear me”
KAHLIL GIBRAN
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* This poem because of its length I was unable to post it in one piece for I was not a
member for life at that time therefore I published it in two parts as: “CREATION” and as “REINCARNATION.” Here is the entire poem as it was originally written.
Now, my friends know that apart from my epigrams I write... long poems as well!    
  

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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 7:42:00 PM
    I never had a doubt that you have been around many a time, it shows in your wisdom, and your well chosen words, great write my friend, xxx

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 3/21/2014 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for not doubting my dear "Mystic" Rose! Yes, we could have many MYSTIC stories to tell! If ever wish to discuss any, here I am! Thank you so much for your generous comments!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:18:00 AM
    Awesomeness!! You are so right Demetrios, eastern indeed:) This is marvellous work, I enjoyed reading this beauty..

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/22/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Bindu! I appreciate your reading the poem and for commenting! Merry Christmas
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 2:26:00 PM
    - I almost forgot to breathe when I read your poem today Demetrios! - A magnificent poem - gave me goosebumps .... touching .... - Thank you for posted this !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/13/2013 1:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much my dearest friend, Anne Lise, for reading my poem and for making such a fantastic comment! You so gracious!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:46:00 PM
    You never disappoint Demetrios..I too shall read this again. Much to digest...I especially love 10..like...never judge someone unless you've walked in their shoes...wonderful!!!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/12/2013 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Donna, it is so nice to receive your visit and your rewarding comment! Thank you so much for the honor!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 10:22:00 AM
    You describe well the marvel of evolving in perpetuity and with such eloquence. I was seriously moved and touched by your masterpiece of a poem. I read through your poem twice and am faving it to read again and again. Licia :-)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/11/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Licia, reading my poem twice is a marvelous comment and promising to read it again is the best comment ever expected! Thank you for your patience and your gracious visit!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:25:00 AM
    I had the same experience way back when I could not post it in one piece. It was in the form Chant Royal. I tried it again a few days back, it worked. This is a marvelous piece of poetry, very deep and poignant. Demetrios, requiring lot of space

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr. Ram, for taking the time to read and comment. I highly appreciate it!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:25:00 AM
    yes, of epic proportion, D.. lovely story of the beginnings of a Spirit... huggs

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest Nette, how sweet of you to go through this long poem and make a comment as that!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:58:00 AM
    A very deep and thoughtful piece. Well done

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Miss Sarai Romani, it is a great pleasure to receive a visit from you. Thank you indeed for your kind comment!