Friday, January 28, 2011

Is it enough?

Is it enough for me to tread
the path that opens here before me now;
to wander slowly down the trail,
acknowledging the spirits in the trees
and wishing blessings on the birds
that crowd their branches;
to pause and watch the otter
as she slithers from the pond,
across the gravel, to the sea...
Is it enough -- for now, at least --
to honor what is, instead of always
working toward what's coming?

2 comments:

Susannah said...

Yes, it is.

I have really enjoyed listening to you read your work on youtube. :-)

drw@bainbridge.net said...

Thanks so much, Susannah! It's been fun taking this on as a project, but it's not clear where it's going or if there's even any point to it (the reading aloud, that is; not the poetry -- there's rarely a lot of point to poetry!) but it felt like I should at least try it for a while... So thanks for your support!