Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, September 7, 2014

And So I Walk

“Prayer without study would be empty. Study without prayer would be blind.
                                                                                                Karl Barth

the sun rises
fiery red
as if to convince me that there is
for the having

brown dust explodes beneath my feet
as underneath this angry sky
I wander
feeling singularly empty

the plaintive query of my soul
echoes through the vast empty chamber
which this day
this moment
is me

is anybody in here?

I am pretty sure I am in there someplace
I am even more sure the Sacred waits
Aching to be found

but in this moment
my soul is an echo chamber

and so I walk
left foot, right foot
left foot

and I have compassion on myself

“May I find the Sacred within
  May I find myself, again
  In the light of unwavering love
  May my body be healed
  May my mind be healed
  May my heart be healed
  May my soul be healed
  May I be at peace”

and so I walk

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