Sunday, March 6, 2011

In fear and wonder

How can there be any safety
here or anywhere
when trees can grow to such heights
from such hard stone;
when water can find its way
through rock to pour,
when cold can stop the water in its tracks
and turn to ice;
when man can carve through cliffs
to build a road so straight and true?
Of course it is unsafe to pass this by
and give no thought to wonder;

unsafe, as well, to stop
and lose oneself,
to falter on the path and fail to move:
we must do both; do all;
must notice, breathe the power of it all,
breathe out again and thus propel
the move to ongoing discovery;
more wonder, fear, and joyous exultation.

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