here, as i try to breathe

A Glimpse of the Eternal

Just now,
a sparrow lighted
on a pine bough
right outside
my bedroom window
and a puff
of a yellow pollen
flew away.

--Ted Kooser, Delights & Shadows

A poem shows me, in so little words, such pure, uncomplicated wonder. It tells me that despite all the questions, the uncertainties, there is still so much truth and beauty out there for us to see.

This is why I read poetry. And this is why I write poetry.

1 comment:

  1. Ah...that poem makes me smile! :) What a lovely way of seeing.