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Lemniscate by Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka | Aug 22nd, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

A figure-eight shaped curve
which indicates infinity:
the root of the word lemniscate
is in the Latin word lēmniscātus
and also in the Greek word λημνίσκος,
which makes us think about ribbons
and how the fine strings of wool
are spiraling around each other
– embracing –
and suddenly, we start to think about
the polynucleotide chains
that are wrapped around each other, DNA.

A figure-eight shaped curve
which indicates infinity:
the two circles with a touching point
make us think about reincarnation
and two souls which are meant to
open up a spiritual connection with each other
in this life
so, the physically older one
may transfer his or her knowledge to
the physically younger one
so that the line of spiritual understanding
will not fade away.

A figure-eight shaped curve
which indicates infinity:
the symbol reminds us
that to cling on to the ego
and also, on to the no-ego
(which usually turns into a new ego)
is the train to nowhere.
The figure-eight shaped curve
is the interchange model (a junction) of the creator,
and to fully embrace the mysteries
of the universe
is to surrender and go where the energy flows.

Poet Bio

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.)

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