Friday, July 19, 2013

Practicing The Steps And Turns

Wiki says:
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) which can occur in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions, such as those areas acted upon by a past glacial maximum. This debris may have been plucked off a valley floor as a glacier advanced or it may have fallen off the valley walls as a result of frost wedging or landslide. Moraines may be composed of debris ranging in size from silt-sized glacial flour to large boulders. The debris is typically sub-angular to rounded in shape. Moraines may be on the glacier’s surface or deposited as piles or sheets of debris where the glacier has melted. Moraines may also occur when glacier- or iceberg-transported rocks fall into a body of water as the ice melts.

Practicing The Steps And Turns

Consider the hurt
you might have caused on that day
of our forgiveness
had you been rigid
as I was, stony and slow.

Consider how fruit
ripens through stages
of changing color, changing time.

Consider the slope
rising to our door,
or how we all overcome
moraines, the jumble
left by ice's age,
left behind to show our sides,
legacies of frame.

Yes, this is only
the first of the three dances
of our poverty.

‎July ‎19, ‎2013 7:20 AM


  1. Something tells me this poverty is worth the having. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven, the fountainhead of spiritual truth. But there are many and various poverties.

    1. Yes, indeed there are many poverties. I so fail at being poor in spirit.


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