“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.|
19 thoughts on “Take a Knee”
Like a light! Like you! Yes!
Like you! Thanks Dave 👏✨👏
I didn’t think I could love you more Karen. But now I do. Thank you for this 🥰
Your a sweetheart Sawsan!! 💕💚💕
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.
Thank you Kamal! It’s a beautiful reminder 🙏🏻💚
Welcome Karen and yes it sure is.
Such a beautiful poem; a simple, yet important reminder. Loved the quote, too. 💕🙏🏻
So important to ‘pause’ and be here. Thanks Carrie. 💕💚
Yes, so true, Karen. It’s posts like this one and others that you offer which are important reminders to us all. 🙏🏻
This poem is incredible. I am so moved, I can hardly make a comment….I would look at the earth before saying anything.
That’s how I felt too Piro! It’s very powerful. Thank you 💕💚
You are a beacon to us all, Karen, truly….xox
And that’s just from bouncing my light off people like you Lori! Have a great weekend 😘💕💚
Awww, you are so kind, Karen! Your sweet comment made my day! Xoxox💕💕🙏🏻🙏🏻
beautiful, but a tall order too! Blessings.
It’s definitely a conscious effort for us all Kiki! Thank you and have a great weekend 💕💚