St Francis and the Sow

I started a new book today called Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzburg.

The beginning of Chapter 2 has this beautiful writing by Galaway Kinnell. This is only half of the poem. I would love to hear how his words speak to you.

The bud

Stands for all things,

Even for those things that don’t flower,

For everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;

Though sometimes it is necessary

To reteach a thing it’s loveliness,

To put a hand in the brow

Of the flower,

And retell it in words and in touch,

It is lovely

Until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing.

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