|Morning, Looking East over the Hudson Valley . . . . by Frederic Edwin Church (1848)|
filtered through sky-wide mist
so perfect it must have practiced before
today’s mystery play and yesterday’s.
Waking, I touched sunrise with forehead Hindsight
and hands while it caressed sorts through
me (and an apple tree) moments before awareness
with it’s golden of holidays and landscapes—
spark. before Judaism and Ram Dass,
before Wicca and Quakers, before shoulds
and taboos—when wooded acres
offered pines and moss
to wonder, offered
For my prompt
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There was a third verse I lopped off:
accept the presents?
Receive and return attention
in an I-and-Thou relationship,
daily footbaths of gratitude.
Faith is both cause and
effect, spiraling like air,
flowing like blood,
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© 2018 Susan L. Chast