Between

hillRunning up

a hill…

Right foot’s grounded touch

holds

a weighted pause…

a black line

divides

between

moments…

looking forward,

a birds tale

reaches back,

framed within

fabric,

paper

and

numbers.

Do you ever feel like you are running up a hill while standing still?  Maybe the standing still part of the upward climb is actually a good place to sit and wonder about, especially at this time of year, which may  hold feelings of overwhelming busyness within a frame of too little time. How important is the speed in relation to the climb?

Bird’s Children

birdchildren

Children

born between words

holding jeweled feathers.

Left facing ruby

suspended…

a bird’s eye view

of rec-tangled flags

hanging on

a wing

and a prayer.

 

 

the door

temple

Either you will
go through this door
or you will not go through.

If you go through
there is always the risk
of remembering your name.

Things look at you doubly
and you must look back
and let them happen.

If you do not go through
it is possible
to live worthily

to maintain your attitudes
to hold your position
to die bravely

but much will blind you,
much will evade you,
at what cost who knows?

The door itself makes no promises.

by Adrienne Rich, from

“Prospective Immigrants, Please Note”

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