Friday, April 26, 2013

Be the Thing You See : Poem In Your Post

To look at any thing,
If you would know that thing,
You must look at it long:
To look at this green and say
'I have seen spring in these
Woods,' will not do--you must
Be the thing you see:
You must be the dark snakes of
Stems and ferny plumes of leaves,
You must enter in
To the small silences between
The leaves,
You must take your time
And touch the very peace
They issue from.

                   - John Moffitt

Thanks to my Mom for noticing this one in her "Inward/Outward" email feed.  A rather "Zen meets Christian ministry" moment.  Glad to be a witness to it, to look at it with all of you.


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