My Law – Tiemi Ranapiri

 I could not resist this poem.  I used half the other day.  Below is the complete poem

My Law – Tieme Ranapire.  It is attributed to a Maori.  

The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun
Will sweep on its course till the Cycle is run
And when into chaos the system is hurled
Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.

Your path may be clouded, uncertain your goal,
Move on – for your orbit is fixed to your soul
And though it may lead into darkness of night
The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.

You were, you will be! Know this while you are:
Your spirit has travelled both long and afar
It came from the Source, to the source it returns –
The Spark which was lighted eternally burns.

It slept in a jewel.  It leapt in a wave
It roamed in the forest.  It rose from the grave.
It took on strange garbs for long aeons of years
And now in the soul of yourself it appears.

From body to body your spirit speeds on
It seeks a new form when the old one has gone
And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought
On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought

As dew is drawn upward, in rain to descent
Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend.
You cannot escape them, for petty or great
Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.

Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow
Your life will reflect your thoughts of your NOW!
My Law is unerring, no blood can atone.
The structure you built you will live in alone.

From cycle to cycle, through time and through space
Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace
And all that you ask for, and all you desire
Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.

Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done –
Your life is the life of the Infinite One.
In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause
With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.

You are your own Devil, you are your own God.
You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod.
And no-one can save you from Error or sin,
Until you  have hark’d to the Spirit within.

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I think my favourite piece is about our spirit.  It says the Spirit – 

It slept in a jewel.  It leapt in a wave
It roamed in the forest.  It rose from the grave.
It took on strange garbs for long aeons of years
And now in the soul of yourself it appears.

From body to body your spirit speeds on
It seeks a new form when the old one has gone
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It talks about ‘strange garbs’ and ‘ new forms’. 

Very interesting poem.  Do you like it?  Do you have a favourite piece?

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