August 3, 2013
it is not 'once and forever' renewed,
it is cyclical,
The cycle comes round and round,
like the sun rises each day,
like the stars rise each night,
a circle of coming-into-being.
The seasons of the soul,
a time for planting,
a time for reaping.
emerge at dawn of another horizon,
stretch their roots to drink deep
and grow tall.
The biggest tree came from
a tiny seed,
and now its arms span wide,
giving shade and renewing the air.
With each breathe we take,
we are renewed.
A "cyclic eternity" of "perpetual renewal"
((Traunecker trans. David Lorton,_The Gods of Egypt_, page 37)