Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jeffrey Harrison: "Enough"

It’s a gift, this cloudless November morning
warm enough for you to walk without a jacket
along your favorite path. The rhythmic shushing
of your feet through fallen leaves should be
enough to quiet the mind, so it surprises you
when you catch yourself telling off your boss
for a decade of accumulated injustices,
all the things you’ve never said circling inside you.
It’s the rising wind that pulls you out of it,
and you look up to see a cloud of leaves
swirling in sunlight, flickering against the blue
and rising above the treetops, as if the whole day
were sighing, Let it go, let it go,
for this moment at least, let it all go.

"Enough" by Jeffrey Harrison, from The Essential Rumi. © Jeffrey Harrison. Found online at this link.

Photography credit: "Autumn Leaves Swirl," by (originally color).

1 comment :

  1. Our relationship with nature is seamless and organic, but our relationship to other human beings is a leap across an abyss with no guarantee you'll be welcomed on the other side.


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