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Gravity, Poetry and Beautiful BC

From the inspiration archives the Librarian pulls together some creative nourishment this week.

How surely gravity’s law,

strong as an ocean current,

takes hold of the smallest thing

and pulls it toward the heart of the world.

Each thing—

each stone, blossom, child —

is held in place.

Only we, in our arrogance,

push out beyond what we each belong to

for some empty freedom.

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused.

So like children, we begin again

to learn from the things,

because they are in God’s heart;

they have never left.

This is what the things can teach us:

to fall,

patiently to trust our heaviness.

Even a bird has to do that

before he can fly.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

*All images copyright @NicholaNapora <-> Mystic Peaks Studio

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Maya Poly
Maya Poly
Jan 31, 2022

Superb matching of word with image. MOCX

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