DharmaClock | Teen Ink


February 25, 2010
By iMeowTao BRONZE, Paige, Texas
iMeowTao BRONZE, Paige, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"To strike with the might of God is to strike with the will of God."
"I'd rather die on my feet than keep on living on my knees."
"Politics: One goes into the shower as a bar of soap and emerges as scum."

It glitches, twitching
Contorting all time and space
Into mad chaos
Right on schedule, right on time
Just before we start again

The author's comments:
This is technically a Tanka rather than a Haiku. A Tanka is best known for its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.

The title of this poem was loosely based on the Dharmachakra which is a Buddhist symbol representing the Dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path towards enlightenment.

Dharmachakras tend to remind me of clocks, and lately I've written a bit of a short story relating a clock to the steadiness that we find in life... I suppose this poem is supposed to represent how there's a pattern or path that everyone follows in their own individual lives, but unknown to most there's always going to be a period of time when the old must be broken and the new must take control. A tid bit about rebirth...

(Kind of a long explination for such a short poem...)

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