Below is a poem I read in the book, Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. The poem didn’t really stir me until this week, standing on the banks of a small frozen river, giving way to the first signs of Spring. As much as people try to help and give advice to help us transform our lives, perhaps it is best to realize the current beneath life. Though hidden for a season, it is flowing in our heart’s essence through God’s creative compassion. Enjoy the poem and my picture. Reflect, and share your thoughts if moved to do so.
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.
I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.
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