A shimmering stillness emerges
within day’s fretting and toil and task.
Suddenly, juicy marrow penetrates breath
and bones of our lives as everything glistens
Body and world bathing in calm, a buoyant
space of allowing without judgement or speech
where pepper trees, ravens, rosebushes, stones,
people strolling with dogs, memories of grandmother
in her blue woolen coat, even fragments of boyhood’s
escapades arise, a cascading of fabric woven from light
into a single carpet of shine where there’s no separation
nor need for thought to dissect this mystery of wholeness
risen from root that dances in fields sprawling and spacious
beyond yours, beyond mine.
Nor extraneous words, well-intentioned but paltry,
this attempt to describe and to trace an everywhere
and nowhere of place in lines such as these --
faintly imperfect reflections birthed from one
freely given all encompassing moment --
this wild taste from Life’s heart
a gift ever-present, in plain sight well hidden,
being touched by such luminous foundational grace.
updated by @ceri-shaw: 11/24/19 06:16:51PM