Saturday, June 28, 2008

Poem: Turn Back

Turn Back
(from Deuteronomy 30)

Turn back,
back to the simplicity of open windows,
with the early morning wind wafting
room to room, uniting
with world outside with the world within;

back to eyes open
more to hope than fear,
to the possibility that God no longer points
at you, but towards your horizon, a place
far from your own imagining;

back to a place of open arms that allow
the embrace of promise,
from those who have loved you too long


The photograph was taken this spring, outside a house in Vermont, part of the first blooming of the season. You can click on it for a larger version.


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