Poetry: Transient Verses

Life is but a day; / A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way / From a tree’s summit.John Keats

Life binds time and space together with transitory mortal fibers / Awakened from the Void / The mind stirs / Strains against annihilation / Tears at the fabric of reality / Fashions ornaments of hope / Offers up prayers / Evolves Love

Afloat on the immensity of eternity / Circuits of ever-dying-ever-living souls / Inhabiting numinous robes / Whirl and swirl around / Awash in disregarded glory / Searching for the ends of their noses – – No permanence is ours; we are a wave / That flows to fit whatever form it finds. / Through night or day, cathedral or the cave / We pass forever, craving form that bindsHermann Hesse

Playing follow the leader / Lining up daily to be vaccinated against reality / Multitudes shield their eyes from illumination / Willfully denying the limitless wealth of their eternal nature / Sanctifying monetary goodies instead – – As wave is driven by wave / And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead, / So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows, / Always, for ever and new. What was before / Is left behind; what never was is now; /And every passing moment is renewed. – Ovid

Live with a buoyant spirit instead / Evanescing existence / Flares and fades / But o’ the heavenly light it casts / Can last to the ultimate end – – But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last. Prince

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Read my books at: amazon.com/author/wheelerce Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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