Thursday, August 21, 2008

Excerpt from View #8


View #8
(excerpt)

Sometimes

the world is merely

empty, except for its refuse,

and goes nowhere,

like acul-de-sac. And sometimes

it's empty but wide open,

the fruitless winter vines

dreaming of a vintage season.

You don't need anything

that isn't yours to keep going.

If someone is holding you

inside themselves

the way you're learning

to hold them, so much

the better. Sometimes

there is no difference

between a mind and a mind,

a heart and a heart, a mind

and a heart. Sometimes

the world won't move

unless you move.

Won't hold its course

unless you show it how.

And sometimes, the world holds

the two of you in one moment

and whispers: Yes. Now.

~ Thomas Centrolella ~

(Views from along the Middle Way)
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9 comments:

Peggy said...

Hi Rainbowmom,I have seen your neighbourhood and it looks a great place to rear children. By coincidence I have also put wild blackberries on my blog today!They also grow wild here in Ireland.
Best wishes
Peggy

Anil P said...

Yes, the world is like that.

BeadedTail said...

Lovely saying. Very thought provoking.

kim* said...

That's a nice expert

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful thoughts for a nice Thursday..

Rosebud Collection said...

Just reminding you, tomorrow is Shadow Shot Sunday..You take beautiful pictures, so it will not be hard for you..Join the fun..

HINT Jewelry Design said...

Thanks for posting this! I love the part about sometimes the world doesn't move until you do. Beautiful. I'm holding this thought with me.

Kahoonica said...

Wow. That is a lovely prose and beautiful photograph. :)

YogaforCynics said...

What a lovely photo--existence on the cusp of...who knows? Then, that's how it always is, isn't it? Whether the boat's moving forth or has just been brought in? Guess maybe that "moment....Yes. Now" is always....