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

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sit in Peace

Here is the foot of a tree. Here is an empty, quiet place.
Here is the cool green of the grass.
My child, why don’t you sit down?
Sit upright. Sit with solidity. Sit in peace.
                                                Thich Nhat Hanh

here is the moment
all coolness
and dirt

all wind
and sun

all quietness
and emptiness

a full emptiness
as I take root
and drink from the earth
and am nourished by the sky

a sacred child
on a spring day

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