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The Goodly Rule*

 
(for Antara)
 

Nature has a Plan

a bit part of it

is (Wo)Man
 

other species

not a few
 

have a right

to be here

too
 
*
 
If that is

mostly

understood
 

most everything

is good

 
but when we

think we’re

IT
 

and Nature’s

but a Tool
 

She sends us

wailing

back to school

 
to relearn

The Goodly Rule
 
*
 
Imperil none

(wo)man nor

beast
 

but share

her ample

feast
 
*
 
but if we

that solemn

trust betray
 

in all due

and dire

distrait
 

she will

(with nary a mournful tear)

cast our kind

away
 

* Ahimsa, (which I term The Goodly Rule), or Non-Violence , is a far higher order norm than its many counterparts in Other Philosophies that rule the world today, and also of far greater Antiquity.

 
[©R.Kanth 2023]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).
 

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