Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fully Occupied with Growing

all lines from The Metier of Blossoming by Denise Levertov

Growing especially at night; it would take even a bit more patience than I've got, to sit keeping watch 'til daylight; the naked eye could register every hour's increase in height.

One morning --- and so soon! --- the first flower has opened when you wake.  Or you catch it in a single, brief moment of hesitation.

If humans could be that intensely whole, undistracted, unhurried, swift from sheer impetus!

If we could blossom out of ourselves, giving nothing imperfect, withholding nothing!

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