Refuse to look lightly upon the world. Bear the weight of each day, every moment, every word and every action, like it is your last and final undoing. Let this burden weigh you down, push you under, slow your feet to a crawl. Some days you will feel as though you are sinking in quicksand slowly creeping its way up to your chin, heavy on the chest, only a matter of time when breath escapes you. Other days, running in water or wading through snow will feel only slightly more difficult. And some some days, you’ll crawl, climb, maybe even dance with a burden light and malleable. Bear it, none the less, and do not forget that you are not alone.
I’m a lot calmer now. There are so many times I wish I could be more in control of my environment. If I could only keep the…… Read more “Climbing Mountains”
I had to post this… it’s the original reference to what I mentioned in my last post. And the parallels are so wonderfully significant! As Kingfishers Catch…… Read more “Gerard Manley Hopkins – As kingfishers catch fire”
A poem from 2007: Birds afloat in air’s current, sacred breath? No, not breath of God, it seems, but God the air enveloping the whole globe of…… Read more “Holy Ones Take Flight”
Whew… found this from 2008. How poignant in our election time, once again. A little angsty, so not quite where i am now, but a voice from…… Read more “Where am I safe?”