Friday, September 12, 2014

Al-Musawwir: Slowly Evolving Pathway

It begins with just a few seeds,
falling randomly on bare ground
beneath my patient cedar tree—
all summer long the feeder stood empty
but now,
after two days of being full,
first a lone chickadee found the Source.
The gray squirrel came next,
probably heard some delighted and
fat-bellied sigh on a tree branch above him.
OH!  Now there are two!
The mandala of husks is growing,
changing by the minute,
a rich spiral of dark and light,
and I see flutters and
bright eyes in the rich cover.
Not everything leaps to completion—
holding a process is like trusting
the pregnant waddle of the universe.


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