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Monday, December 12, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Ofun Meji (orangun meji)

Time is a commodity
that becomes
more rare
with each passing
God is a fickle merchant
with an endless supply
only distributing
small portions
to any given
Wanton and
we don’t know
how much
we’ll get
our allotment revealed
only after it’s
run out
Every moment is a
not to be squandered
Once it's gone
It’s gone
-- written to arvo part Spiegel im spiegel

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Iwori Meji

What is Ifa?
Ifa is not joy
nor is it suffering
but both simultaneously
Ifa is never easy
Initiation into Ifa may be a
joyous celebration
but the true practitioner
leaves this state quickly
only to realize that
Ifa is a tremendous burden
Ifa is like the yoke thrown
upon an ox who
plows forward hoping to make
dry earth yield a crop
that will nourish the
soul of the world