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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

still alive

“What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.”
― Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Complete Poems

Blow wind!
Come rain!

Assail the world
Strip the trees bare
and make the earth sodden

we stand in the wet and wildness which
reflects that inner storm
as we descend
into the winter of our discontent

Let us embrace the wild thoughts
and harsh emotions
knowing they are all we have left

to prove that we can still
the dead frozenness
of hopelessness and despair

and we are yet

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