Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Distance Between Us

Here is something all aspiring sorcerer's apprentices might do well to remember:

"However smart we may be, however rich and clever or loving or charitable or spiritual or impeccable, it doesn't help us at all. The real power comes in to us from the beyond. Life enters us from behind, where we are sightless, and from below, where we do not understand. And unless we yield to the beyond, and take our power and might and honor and glory from the unseen, from the unknown, we shall continue empty."
- D. H. Lawrence

This poem was written a year ago, thinking about my friend Jozien, who lives with wilderness just outside her door:

The Distance Between Us

To think, you atop
the mountain, in the bright air,
the noon heat, the time
and the space beyond
the weary places I'm found
staring at brick walls,
my breeze coming from
the fan I brought in to move
the stale office air.

May 22, 2009 9:50 AM


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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