Take a Knee

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“We seldom notice how each day is a holy place,

Where the Eucharist of the ordinary happens

Transforming our broken fragments

Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.”

John O’Donohue –
To Bless the Space Between us



This beautiful poem by William Stafford, stopped me in my tracks.

It made me realize, if I just remembered to take a knee;

I would see, sense and feel how each moment on this earth and each person I meet, is a holy place indeed.



NEXT TIME – William Stafford

Next time what I’d do is look at
the earth before saying anything. I’d stop
just before going into a house
and be an emperor for a minute
and listen better to the wind
or to the air being still.
When anyone talked to me, whether
blame or praise or just passing time,
I’d watch the face, how the mouth
has to work, and see any strain, any
sign of what lifted the voice.
And for all, I’d know more — the earth
bracing itself and soaring, the air
finding every leaf and feather over
forest and water, and for every person
the body glowing inside the clothes
like a light.


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19 thoughts on “Take a Knee

  1. This is a marvelous piece of poetry and yes I too share the same feelings with you, Karen. Stand and stare at the beauty around us and listen to what the other person has to say and enjoy who you really are. Beautiful poem.

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