Poem: Reaching the Great Headwaters

Lao Tzu

I want to see the world as it was

Before anybody determined

What is was to be

I want to see what a human was

Before anybody created notions of humanity

I want to know peace and harmony

As they were

Before anybody felt so distant from them

They needed to define them as words

In order to lure them back

I want the past to mingle with my present

For the primal to subsume

All that has deviated from it

Few lines are as holy as this:

“All things reverse,


And reach the great headwaters.”

To return to state without error:

That is ultimately what we all

Really need


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