A Window is Where the Wall is Absent

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Noticing

Words topple from the pages of a book
through the pupil
down the neural hatch
of the retina
and through swirling chutes
of the optic cortex
to land with a kerplunk
on a certain piano key
in the heart.

Reading is one of the great delights of my life and here are words that appeared this hour:

One morning in a Dublin
coffee shop my attention was
drawn to a sweet presence,
a radiance of well being


I had the sense that she knew
all of her needs
would always be met


She had strawberry hued hair
and porcelain skin
She was not yet two


The travesty is
that most love and hate
what appears to be
and ignore that which envelops us
in well-being

( from Stuart Schwartz, The Great Undoing, p. 103)

I'm wondering more and more
what is here
that I'm not noticing?

These words go in your eyes as they go out my fingertips
and I'm grateful for all the invisible connections in this world.

~

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