Something mysteriously formed

by Sadhya Rippon April. 26, 2012 3656 views


Something mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and Earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
I do not know its name
Call it Tao.
For lack of a better word, I call it great.

Being great, it flows
It flows far away.
Having gone far, it returns.

Therefore, “Tao is great;
Heaven is great;
Earth is great;
The king is also great.”
These are the four great powers of the universe,
And the king is one of them.

Man follows Earth.
Earth follows heaven.
Heaven follows the Tao.
Tao follows what is natural.

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Astrid 5 years ago

What à details!

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Moira 5 years ago

Very intriguing shots of a fern

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Sara G 5 years ago

Weird looking flower...a sunflower unfurling? Great shots.

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Marsha 5 years ago

Fantastic and interesting "hairy" images! Love the poetry, too...who wrote it?

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Finbarr 5 years ago

Excellent set !!

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Juhász Imre 5 years ago

Very nice set, great details!

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Darlene Foster 5 years ago

Wonderful captures! They do look a little otherworldly when they are unfurling their fronds!

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Patricia Gonzales 5 years ago

Such a sweet set and mystery ... Lovely!
Love the poem too!

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Natasza 5 years ago

hmm... looks a little bit like fern

5 years ago Edited

These spectacular and unique

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Olga Helys 5 years ago

So preciOUS
So beautiful
Nice textures, details, DOF

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