Ark, how I love you
An enigmatic creature, she is.
like any woman, wild & myserious…
sparkles of magic,
and sometimes rather tragic…
Suddenly she will come alive,
pulsating, even dancing
Like how she did at that coffee shop we visited,
what was it called, ah! yes, Apac 😉
She came into my life, it was dec 2018
Wearing this incredible,
even seductive dress
of a designer brand called RCJ
She made me come alive & many others
Like few beings have
mysterious, practical, awake,
& yet not fully..
She has a certain gift in intimate
There is one other woman in my life like & yet unlike her,
An ancient beloved,
She calls herself Tao, simply Tao..
But Ark, this woman, somehow
Contains multiple trinities..
The creator, the sustainer, the destroyer,
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva..
Tao, Sufi, Zen,
Freedom, Love, Truth..
She has such a wealth of resources..
Not a lot of money yet..
Nonchalantly, she walks…
… she knows and yet lives in the unknown,
She might seduce many a soul,
Who my other beloved inspired…
Her craft is inspiring,
The world calls it coaching sometimes,
Radical are her ways,
Refusing to fit into any framework,
Refusing to be tamed,
Wild wild woman..
Suddenly she will seem to fall apart,
Breaking down and coming together
Again and again… and yet again
Last night she did not allow me to sleep
tossing and turning
churning and wondering…
She insists I listen, I speak from my heart,
or else, she tells me to take a walk..
is like that of a silent stream
In the yonder mountain..
plumbing depths of silence unknown..
unwritten poetry ..
Ark, she has been pregnant with a child,
Who, as the legend of Laozi of the Tao goes …
was in the womb of her mother for 62 years before he was born
when she was leaning against a plum tree..
she is crafting a saga of
a love, without a story…
and these lines of a poem I encountered recently..
describe the invitation that is Ark..
the strange thing about love
is that evicts you
from the land of echoes
you thought was home
and leads you to
under the stars
(Poem by Arundhati Subramaniam, Love without a story)
PS: Ark is a coming together of beloved friends, Arjun, Rohit & me (Kiran) plus Krishna – to discover and share the artistry of learning together as friends.. the byline of a book that we are finishing soon, titled,Tao of Radical Coaching (will share glimpses in a blog post soon)
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