The thief left it behind: the moon at my window - Ryokan

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Something precious

(dedicated to those who are loving and all those who grant others the honor of loving them)

There was something precious
about the way you left your window open
that day it rained and the wind was howling
Your gauzy curtain, a dancing muse, flying
wispy poetry for all eyes to see

There’s something precious shared
When you leave your heart achingly wide
to share without withholding
loving without a single thought
For that utterly unprotected warm place

There’s something precious that happens
When you drop those boundaries
between self and others and objects
And gift all earth with the abundance
Of boundlessness

(1st published on Metta's new site:


Art and Poetry said...

This is a nice thoughtful piece!

HummingBird said...

thank you for sharing the experience