Saturday Poem

We Join Together Spokes in a Wheel

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it’s the vacant hub
that makes it possible
for the cart to move.

We shape a pot to make a void
to hold whatever we want.

We stand up walls to make a house,
but the hollow within
is where living takes place.

Non-being is at the heart of being.

from the Tao The Ching of Lao Tzu, V. 11