Friday, February 11, 2011

The Kingdom




The Kingdom

At times
the heart
stands back
and looks at the body,
looks at the mind,
as a lion
quietly looks
at the not-quite-itself,
not-quite-another,
moving of shadows and grass.

Wary, but with interest,
considers its kingdom.

Then seeing
all that will be,
heart once again enters --
enters hunger, enters sorrow,
enters finally losing it all.
To know, if nothing else,
what it once owned.

~ Jane Hirshfield ~

(The October Palace)

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3 Comments:

Blogger stpaulangel said...

Can I get a copy of the Clapotis Spreadsheet? The sidebar doesn't open for me.

Thanks.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great shot!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm looking for a spreadsheet too
It won't come up. I keep getting the web has shut down.

12:46 PM  

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