This poem touches upon the relation between life and death and the mystic truth it hides.
LIFE AND DEATH
Life, death,—death, life; the words have led for ages
Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed
Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages
Are opened, liberating truths undreamed.
Life only is, or death is life disguised,—
Life a short death until by life we are surprised.
[CWSA 2: 216]