Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I am the universe....



Warning: Kol Isha.
No connection to post..just heard it this morning and was so moved by the sheer beauty I had to share. Close your eyes and enjoy 2 of the most beautiful voices on earth.


400 BCE
Laying on the grass...on a starry night
Eyes wide open...reflecting the moons light
Flying upward ..pulled up to the dizzying display
There you found Apollo..and Zeuss..the gods at play

Your offspring millenia later..occupies the same damp place
With the same wide eyed fascination gets lost in the vastness of space
This time armed with numbers..that boggle the mind
Bilions...trillions..stars..galaxies....yet to find

Anything to make you feel small
Gods...Science....BIG and TALL
Distract you..Weave a great big shield..
Anything not to realize the power you wield

Me?
I am a partner with God..in every sense of the word
The furthest star in the furthest galaxy..of this vast world
Is right here
in the palm
of my hand..

I lay back in the sweet smelling grass..lost in the night
Lost in the billions of stars ..twinkling..shining bright
And I fly upward and feel them become me..
And suddenly feel oh so big..
I am the Universe..and the Universe becomes me



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20 Comments:

Blogger The Dreamer said...

while in israel, i used to go to a lookout at night, and see lighted hills and a couple of highways converging...

you truly feel the opposite statements there - "anochi afar viefer" and "bishvili nivrah holam"

the beauty overwhelms you, yet makes you feel special.

May 08, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Warning: Kol Isha? Give me a break David!

May 08, 2007 11:22 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Kol isha and greek gods in one post?!?! DOTL, you have seriously disappointed me. :P

On the other hand, the ending thought is really nice. I bet you could have done it yourself just as well, though, without bringing foreigners onto your blog.

May 08, 2007 11:54 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Dreamer...
It is quite humbling...
I get the chills when I stare into space..

LV..
would you have listenened to it otherwise?
lol

Bas_Melech...
If by this
" I bet you could have done it yourself just as well, though, without bringing foreigners onto your blog"
you mean appolo and zeus..then you need to re-read the poem...
Theyre an integral part of the contrast here...

May 09, 2007 6:49 AM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

weird comments you got here ...
but celine dion?? ew! :)

brilliant post tho, i love finding these subtle differences between the way we see the world and the way the rest of the world does, its subtle but it changes everything.
being a partner is a BIG job.. can you blame them for trying to escape..

May 09, 2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

mooks - who you callin wierd?
:P

May 09, 2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

NOt my taste in music but still between the feeling of the song and the feeling of the post I can stay in this mode forever great imagery.

May 09, 2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

m00kie...
I know..whatsup with that?
Thanks. I happen to love this post..
Its such a fundamental difference.
True ..the responsibility is awesome..but who wants to be a speck of stardust?

swfm...
You can stay..

May 09, 2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

ahh you're such a dreamer you...and celine dion does put you in that mode...i love her...i would so love to see her show in vegas...ahh but such is life...that's why we need dreams...and that's why we can buy celine dion cd's to help us do just that :)

May 09, 2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger frumhouse said...

I play that song all the time on my computer!

May 09, 2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger Olivia Love Worthy said...

I love this song, thank you!

May 09, 2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Open...
Celine who?
Oh shes the girl singing with Andrea Bocelli?

frumhouse and olivia....
Good tase..both of yas

May 09, 2007 3:48 PM  
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May 10, 2007 12:45 AM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

great post. reminder of bigger things.

May 10, 2007 1:40 AM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

Beautiful poem. And like how you show the two different thoughts

May 10, 2007 3:45 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

I don't care what other people say....I love both of these singers. Post was aight...:p

May 10, 2007 4:32 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

david i'm sticking my tongue out at you!! (or you could just look at sara w/ no h's icon...that's me!!)

May 10, 2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sarah..
Thanks..

Lvnsm..
thanks..yup..its quite the contrast

sara...
ok..I'll take the compliment..
I also do..I was just kidding..

Open...
you posed for that animation?

May 10, 2007 10:59 AM  
Blogger torontopearl said...

I've loved this duet since hearing it the first time when it was first released. Thank you for sharing it. (good that you put the warning re. Kol Isha for those who take offense to it.)

May 12, 2007 11:36 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

My pleasure..Pearlie

May 13, 2007 10:17 PM  

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