Encounter With A Universe

I stand in Nature
She embraces me
I melt into her
My soul expands
Encompassing all that is
Loving all that is
I am Nature
Experiencing itself
Contemplating itself
Creating itself
Loving itself
Paradoxes disappear
Small and infinite
One and all
Created and creator
Loved and lover
Each becomes its other
I weep
With wonder
With awe
With joy
And return to myself
More than I was

Copyright © 2014 by Paul Hanke