Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the elusive spiritual moment

something in the corner
in the light the shadow's left -
a movement
a shifting

i can't look directly at it
because it will not be there
if i do

and so i glance
to catch it unawares

for surely
in its organized
and furtive clustering
i will learn a secret

i will see
what is not meant to be seen

which is i believe
i am here


Lizzie said...

Very true! I can really relate to this. You kept me in a 'shall I look, or shant I' feeling all the way through.

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

... "and which is, I believe, why I keep coming back to this blog again and again"

erin said...

is there a band of misfits (the lucky ones) that sense this? what might it look like if said band took to the road in a van? i laugh to think.

just off center. just off center. don't look. it's there! just off center.


Valerianna said...

Heading off into my morning with the echo of this....

Reya Mellicker said...

It's the looking, not the seeing, hey?

Pauline said...

layer upon layer upon layer - and you have such a delicate way of pushing through them

Jo said...

It is an enigma, then, isn't it? To know that to focus keenly on something means we're destined not to see it?

Only by simply being will we "see that which is not meant to be seen."

So beautifully put.

Linda Sue said...

hmmm this certainly describes my marriage...

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