Inspiration from the week

My friend, Christine, is a beautiful poet.  I share her recent poem here.  She wrote it after reading and being inspired by a poem entitled, In Praise of a Mutilatd World by Adam Zagajewski.

After Adam Zagajewski

I am instructed to praise – 
though I know better – 
though I know perfectly
well what we are capable
of – the horrors we have
already done.  Still, I am

instructed to praise – to 
hold the leaf in my hand
and do it no harm.  To

hold the one leaf in my
hand and see the tiny
veins swimming through it.

To know it is alive – and
depends on my care.

Christine Rodgers

I gather up the leaves the Divine One floats my way.  Each one is precious and in my care, even for a moment.  How do I respond?

About lchavez64

Seeker. Dreamer. Ordinary girl.

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