Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dorothy Walters: "Don't Make Lists"

Every day a new flower rises
from your body's fresh soil.
Don't go around looking
for fallen petals
in a fairy tale, when you've
got the golden plant
right here, now,
shooting forth in light from your eyes,
your awakening crown.

Don't make lists, or explore ancient accounts.
Forget everything you know
and open.
"Don't Make Lists" by Dorothy Walters, from Marrow of Flame: Poems of the Spiritual Journey. © Hohm Press, 2000.

Photography credit: Anasazi plant deity from a wall painting in northern Arizona (c. 1200 B.C.E. to 1300 C.E.), photographer unknown (originally color).


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