On the side of the coffin of Inpuhotep
Are painted a pair of magical eyes,
The eyes of the sky god, Horus.
Inside the swaddled mummy sideways lies
Gazing eastwards through those eyes
To see each dawn the sun god rise
Born in the morning of the womb of Nut
To sail the sky in the Boat of Ra,
the Barque of Millions of Years.
Above the painted eyes in hieroglyphs
It tells of the offering of the King
To the green-faced god of the netherworld,
Great god, Osiris, Lord of Djedu, and Abydos,
A thousand loaves, a thousand beers,
Roasted ox and fattened fowl, all things
Good and all things pure, clean linen,
Alabaster given in the name
I thought it was about time that I changed the poem on my journal so here is a new one.
Relax, Enjoy, Be Merry!
If I were given the choice, I would
get rid of ought and must and should.
Such words would go in the rubbish bin
along with guilt and blame and sin.
We only need to love each other
and treat our neighbour as our brother.
All other dos and donts dont matter;
theyre just a lot of idle chatter.
Weve only one life as far as we know,
so lets enjoy it before we go.
Here is one of my favourite poems:
Leaves In The Wind
forgetful of the world
by which I'm forgotten.
I'm living in my world
which is full of tall grass
and not so wide
for it's my back yard.
Sitting here listening
to the whistling wind
and seeing the leaves
being carried away
that one day
Death will come
and carry me away
just like that
like the leaves in the wind.
Here is one of my fav. poems. It is by Mary Oliver. I hope you like it, too
Have you ever seen
in your life
than the way the sun,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon
and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone--
and how it slides again
out of the blackness,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower
streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance--
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love--
do you think there is anywhere, in any la