Tantri(c)

a

po

ema

bout

trees

begins

withase

eedwhich

isplantedin

theearth’sYoni

creatinganupthrust

oflifewhichisperhapsth

eleastpatriarchallingamofa

llandconsequentlylessofaprick

thantrump

hopesprin

gseternal

fromthese

tinyseedl

 . . . . . . . . . . . . ings . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

submission for Sherry’s Real Toads prompt

Notes:

The Lingam (IASTliṅgaṃ, also lingalingShiva lingaShiv ling, meaning signsymbol or phallus[1][2]) is an abstract or aniconic representation of the Hindu deity, Shiva, used for worship in temples, smaller shrines, or as self-manifested natural objects.[3][4] In traditional Indian society, the linga is seen as a symbol of the energy and potential of Shiva himself.[5][6]

The Lingam is often represented alongside the Yoni (Sanskrit word, literally “origin” or “source” or “womb”), a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy.[7]The union of linga and yoni represents the “indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates”.[8]

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11 thoughts on “Tantri(c)

  1. oldegg says:

    Well you gave me a hard task to read this tantric poem about the birth of a tree in its presented form. However I did manage and also got a laugh as I remembered almost 70 years ago learning the yoni and lingam words at school for the first time!

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this in so many ways. The shape of a tree on the page, picking out the words like a puzzle, the message of the poem, and the informative notes after. Very clever, Paul. Loved it.

  3. Jim says:

    First, Paul, I like the shape of this poem. Sort of I read down to the trunk. Best though pasting it onto MS Word, adapting to normal format which stretches it out, then making the word breaks. The last is the cruncher here, really
    lland consequently less of a
    prick than trump
    hope springs eternal from
    this tiny seedlings
    Well, I sure ‘hope’ so. So many have lost ‘hope’, I predict things to crash around him before or after leaving office. My ‘hope’.
    ..

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