Just to be


The moon brings its fullness to fit
into the small of your eye. To blink
would be sacrilege. Would be to
count its failings. Is there a greater
love, a higher love? To seek love is
blasphemy. Your job is just to be.


Lady in the Moon Light: Raja Ravi Varma (1889)
Writing 6-line poems inspired by the Tao Te Ching. Also posting on instagram @tp_poetry
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25 thoughts on “Just to be

  1. “To blink would be sacrilege,” oh that is such a passionate thought.. a brilliant image! Thank you so much for this beautiful poem, Rajani! ❤️

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  2. It is amazing to me how much profundity can be packed into so few lines.

    That is so stress-relieving to me — to read that it’s okay to just be.


    1. Thanks Anmol… it is an inspiration from an interpretation of perhaps a translation…so it left Tao behind long ago. But yes, love can’t be forced, can it? It comes when it comes..or not.


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