Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mumbling About Our Great Life


author's note:

I recently received this comment from 'beverly hills cosmetic dentist': "after reading this remarkable paragraph I am too cheerful to share this knowledge here with colleagues".

I hope you are not too cheerful to share this poem with colleagues.

 
MUMBLING ABOUT OUR GREAT LIFE

The key ingredient in alchemy
apparently, is time:

though this moment seems rather leaden
it may shine like gold in retrospect

but time can also diminish...

what I once saw as monumental
can often appear quite small
when considered from afar.

Can both realities be real?

All I can say for certain is...it all has such weight--

when I stop trying to judge
and allow myself to feel--to feel it all, all at once:
the present, the past--the future, even

what comes to me then
becomes much too much
for me to express...

the best I can do
is to mumble
to myself...to you
this assurance:

we are all living
something truly great.


© 2013, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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