image by: mk vecchitto
I wander halls with many doors
Of varied woods and endless cores
The choice I make will not be forced
On cosmic course. On cosmic course
I skip through one of oak that shines
Am in a place of flowered vines
Each bloom displays precise guidelines
There will be fines! There will be fines!
I walk back out into the hall
Do eyes deceive? Did it shrink small?
What’s that? A big red bouncing ball.
I run and fall. I run and fall
Into a hole. White light portal.
Am I to die? Remain mortal?
I land abrupt. Hear a chortle
See a turtle. See a turtle
With beard of moss and eyes of brown
“I’ve come to show you all around.
You’re wondering – you’re still earthbound
In dreamland now.” In dreamland now
We sprouted wings, took to the sky
Skimmed feet and crowns through Horus’ Eye
I saw then we were butterflies
Absorbed the why. Absorbed the why.
Notes: The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health.
The butterfly is a pivotal symbol in philosophical Daoism/Taoism. The big story is about Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi and The Butterfly Dream.
Morgan Dragonwillow (and today’s co-host, MK Vecchitto) is the host of OctPoWriMo.
What does the concept of doorways mean to you? Do you believe when one doorway closes, a new one opens? What images come to mind? How does this make you feel?