Dharma

The boundless ocean
The formless taking form
Multiple beings are we

Endings are beginnings
which are new endings
to begin again

We are made flesh
but not bounded by it

© Patrick Stack 2013.

Dharma” appeared in the 8 May 2015 edition of the Clare Champion.
It is included in Patrick Stack’s first poetry collection – The Parting – published in 2013. It has also appeared in Brigid’s Fire Magazine.

Photograph of Patrick Stack

Notes

Dharma is of Eastern provenance and has no accurate translation into English. As a concept in various Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, it has many meanings including “phenomenon“, “nature“, “characteristic” and “the state of nature as it is.”