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Wink in the Sky

Updated on April 17, 2012

You were ever a wink in the sky

Fending and sending off

Mending our fences

Wrapping the gift of your love

In the fabric of space time

Keeping eternity just

Between us




Your gift as

You have wrapped it

Anomalous in our Universe

Where only the tangible

And frangible seem to belong

If it neither weighs nor radiates

It must belong some other place

The alabaster facade of a building

Built for zero gravity was ours

To live unabashedly naked

Journeying in fantasy

Only to disperse now

In a mist of




I know

In this experience

Fantasy and dream

Are as real as anything

And time perhaps the greatest

Wink of the Universe

There is if there is

Such a thing

As is


In the physical existence we feel togetherness and separation, drawing near and drawing apart. Everything always changes. Relationships wax and wane like the moon. It is said that you can never dip your toe in the same river twice. We can sometimes feel distress as a relationship seems to end - the river passes, and it is wholly new and alien to us even though we were once so intimate with it.

In meditation, we are aware of our breath and our body. We relax the body. We are aware of our minds controlling our bodies. We relax our minds and then we free our minds. As our minds begin to experience freedom we begin to sense things that are new to us. Our bodies may seem to us to be inert and heavy, moored to the earth by gravity, yet we may feel free from it. We may feel our bodies have expanded or we may feel as light as air, or we may feel warmth within us or in our hands and feet. We may feel all of these things as result of very physical changes in our blood flow or the flow of our internal energies that often occur during meditation.

We may also sense our connectedness, at first with loved ones, then with all. Connectedness can be visualized as luminous cords that connect us. In visualizing connectedness the illusion of separateness is revealed as we are all part of a vast web of inter-being. Our natural sense of isolation, we discover, is an illusion, for no matter how far apart we are, we are all connected.

Beyond connectedness we may sense the deeper oneness of non-being. Being cannot exist without non-being: they are inextricably connected, just as light is to darkness and joy to sorrow. Beneath everything lies the truth of non-being, like the foundation on which the house of all things is built. All things have in common their connection with non-being. But more than commonality, we sense that the oneness of non-being is the final oneness that encompasses all.

In sensing our state of being and non-being we find ourselves outside of time and space, everything we see or touch or feel, even our very separateness is revealed as illusion as we are all extensions of oneness into the realm of the physical experience.

Therefore you are both always and never with the ones you love. At the moment of this realization you must realize that happiness can only be within you.

Love and light.


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    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks! You caused me to enjoy it just a little more. :)

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Unique and I so enjoyed it.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      7 years ago from United States

      @Candie thank you for your great praise, my friend.

      @Mary - I hope you will write poetry. It is a holy thing to write poetry, bringing your insides out.

      @Ruby - Thank you so much. I love to know that you read my work.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Tom, Your words are very thought provoking...

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      You make me want to try and write poetry again when I read your work. I have gotten discouraged trying to write poetry. This is a great Hub. Very though provoking words.

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 

      7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You are a master wordsmith.. And I always marvel in the pictures words feed me!

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Mbyl! I tried to write the line breaks as I would read it.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 

      7 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Very nice poem I must say! Was it on purpose that it first got longer the lines and then shorter and so on and on? Shared and Beautiful!!

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you, JJ!

    • JJ Pascoe profile image

      JJ Pascoe 

      7 years ago from Tyne and Wear, England

      Love this, Tom!

      The peaks and troughs of the format compliment the words beautifully. Voted up!


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