JOY in a little package
More Matchbox Monarchs

Noticing, paying Attention

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Mr R noticed these tiny perfect bird prints outside the bedroom window

Fire
 
What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing,
too many logs
packed in too tight
can douse the flames
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.

So building fires
requires attention
to the spaces in between,
as much as to the wood.

When we are able to build
open spaces 
in the same way
we have learned
to pile on the logs,
then we can come to see how
it is fuel, and absence of the fuel
together, that make fire possible.

We only need to lay a log
lightly from time to time.
A fire 
grows
simply because the space is there,
with openings 
in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn 
can find its way.

~ Judy Brown ~

A full weekend and a chance meeting with this poem at a family B'nai Mitzvah gathering...my internal and introspective paradise...

Comments

rebecca

first...the noticed tracks...allowing one to imagine flying, or the arrival of spring on tiny perfect feet.
then the words,
placed just as thoughtfully
to allow dreams and their possibility to thrive.
loving your offering of paradise,
earthy and heaven blessed.

Sue Fox

Beautiful, my love is partial to making a fire or two, he does love to light a fire out in open spaces too. Glad I came by your way! x

Carol and artmusedog ^_^

Wonderful poem ~ filled with so much feeling and love the bird feet on the window ~ delightful ^_^

Tracy

The bird tracks spoke so softly and sweetly to my heart... And this poem fills my heart with light too. :o) Thank you for these gifts, Stephanie ((HUGS))

rivergardenstudio

Those delicate tracks in the snow are like a poem in themselves. And the poem is lovely. So nice to visit you today in your land of butterflies and spring.
roxanne

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