Platonic Lambda
      (Timaeus 35b)


West Wind danced from heaven to the ground
    when God breathed into man a living soul.
Where's the soul in the body to be found
    as none is revealed in the Torah scroll?
Sages discerned the soul inside the heart;
    Descartes inferred it's in the pineal gland.
It is Atman our essence— That Thou Art
    in our DNA double helix strand.
The soul is not hidden within a cave,
    always moving in every breath we take;
it's eternal water and not transient wave,
    right before us in every step we make.
        Plato's Soul of the Universe is placed
        as the nose in the center of our face.

                Peter Y. Chou
                Mountain View, 1-19-2011