Beyond the Cartesian Lens

This poem first appeared in Wild Musette Journal in 2017. In it, I incorporate concepts from mathematics, philosophy, comparative religion, and transpersonal psychology.

Beyond The Cartesian Lens
by Victor T. Cypert

Man and doe caught
like a snapshot
two dimensions
in phase:
wolves versus rabbits,
and prey.

The model eloquent,
simple, perfect
whorls about
the invisible
core of being
and non-being.

The Tao reveals
Herself to me,
Shekinah in
the tranquil eye
staring beyond me
—staring back
      through the scope.

What lowers the rifle,
      the quest on
can no longer
be called
      by name.

Shriek into the Void...

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