‘Anything that touches…’

    October 29, 2016


    Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way: A Poem

    If you're John Muir you want trees to 
    live among. If you're Emily, a garden
    will do. 
    Try to find the right place for yourself. 
    If you can't find it, at least dream of it. 
    When one is alone and lonely, the body
    gladly lingers in the wind or the rain, 
    or splashes into the cold river, or
    pushes through the ice-crusted snow. 
    Anything that touches. 
    God, or the gods, are invisible, quite
    understandable. But holiness is visible, 
    Some words will never leave God's mouth, 
    no matter how hard you listen.  
    In all the works of Beethoven, you will 
    not find a single lie.
    All important ideas must include the trees,
    the mountains, and the rivers. 
    To understand many things you must reach out 
    of your own condition. 
    For how many years did I wander slowly 
    through the forest. What wonder and 
    glory I would have missed had I ever been
    in a hurry!
      ~                                         •
    Beauty can both shout and whisper, and still
    it explains nothing. 
      ~                                     •
    The point is, you're you, and that's for keeps.
    [Photo: Lopez Island, San Juan's, Washington]
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