COVID-19 has pushed our whole world
to the brink School classes cancelled,
Olympics and sports games delayed,
libraries and restaurants closed.
Hard to breathe with face mask on,
social distancing keeps us apart,
everybody is feeling negative,
something positive in its letters
C is for Contemplation
After attention, concentration,
meditation, it is the next step
to samadhi or enlightenment.
O is for Omnipresence
one of the attributes of God,
as well as space that's everywhere,
home to this expansive universe.
V is for Visionary
Dante and Saint Bernard,
Rumi, William Blake, Balzac,
all have this cosmic sight.
I is for Inner
Our senses keep us to the outer,
our heart to the inner that grows
from an acorn to the mighy oak.
D is for Discovery
All discoveries are fresh like
the New World found by Columbus
& first man-made flight at Kitty Hawk.
19 years for Metonic Cycle
with 235 lunations,
Potassium's atomic number,
and 19x19 squares in Go.
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 3-23-2021