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The Body Holographic

By James Bertolino on May 10, 2002

From Snail River, 1995



We sing the poise of being
in a room where time is an opinion
and the universe gazes from the mirror.
Here loss is lucid shadow

in a room where time is an opinion––
the empty throne of spirit.
Where loss is lucid shadow,
no gesture too small to move the mind.

Before the empty throne of spirit,
worship is a leaf turning to light.
No gesture too small to move the mind
through the implicate history of love,

where worship is a leaf turning to light.
Time learns the syntax of eternity
through the implicate history of love.
So we hum the body holographic.
Time learns the syntax of eternity
as the universe gazes from the mirror.
We sing the body holographic,
we hum the poise of being.

--James Bertolino


James BertolinoJames Bertolino, Poet & Planetary Visionary

James Bertolino's poetry has been published in magazines, books, and anthologies internationally for almost 40 years, from "Drool" published in 1968 to his most recent, "Pocket Animals: 60 Poems" published in 2002 by Egress Studio Press. Check out his website to purchase his publications through Egress Studio Press and for more information and free beautiful poetry greeting cards that you can copy & print directly from his website. Read other poems James has kindly allowed us to print at Satya Center in the James Bertolino Archive.
(Photo by Jane Sherry and the photo of James, courtesy of the poet. All poems reprinted here with the kind permission of James Bertolino.)