Pulsating Oblivion

shadow-light_chrisPhoto by Chris H. Lynn – www.framingsounds.com

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d

≈ Alexander Pope in ‘Eloisa to Abelard’

Eternal search
Imagined need for a fulfilled world
Tones between darkness and light, in an expansive bright
Deformed content made up
of dreams and love.

Love is the pursuit through green paths
Unknown ways for miles beyond
Under a surrounding sky of the promised night
Fullmoon guiding the walk
Sighs and life.

To live is the search
The top of the mountain on the tortuous trails
The bodies energy, driving forces
The bodies that get
the possible life:

[In a gap of time and space
In an alignment of the stars
In intensity of the senses
In a melting of the world

To forget is the path
Forget and follow the life that pulsates
In flow of existence
As of a forbidden love
As an undreamed trance.


About Ana Villas Boas

I’m an urban sociologist and runner based in São Paulo, Brasil, focused on studies about body movement, landscapes, sounds, silence and senses. My current work has been on cultural heritage and preservation studies and I’m also yoga teacher, certified by Kundalini Research Institute.
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1 Response to Pulsating Oblivion

  1. Interesting and inspirating poetry that develops the Pope poem in a personal view full of life strenght!

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