Friday, 23 of June of 2017

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Glacier Lily – Little Slocan River

slocan-valley
 
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Drink the water and become the river
Cells die and are replaced
Your gaze on the forest
is its pathway in

Eventually
Your bones will pile up
Inside the curve where the river bends

Something for Raven to laugh about
Spiders running back and forth
Moss seeping in.

Glacier Lily
March-April 2002 Earth First!
 
 
 
 
 


David Whyte – Sometimes

redwood
 
 
 
Sometimes
if you move carefully
through the forest

breathing
like the ones
in the old stories

who could cross
a shimmering bed of dry leaves
without a sound

you come
to a place
whose only task

is to trouble you
with tiny
but frightening requests

conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.

Requests to stop what
you are doing right now
and

to stop what you
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while you do it,

questions
that can make
or unmake a life,

questions
that have patiently
waited for you,

questions
that have no right
to go away.

~ David Whyte
From Everything is Waiting for You
 
 
 
 


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