Speaking of being still 

November 15, 2017 — 1 Comment

Flickering Mind
by Denise Leterov

“Lord, not you,

it is I who am absent

At first

belief was a joy I kept in secret, 

stealing alone

into sacred places:

a quick glance, and away-and back,


I have long since uttered your name

but not

I elude your presence.

I stop

to think about you, and my mind

at once

like a minnow darts away


into the shadows, into gleams, that fret


Not for one second

will my self hold still, but wanders


everywhere it can turn. Not you,

it is I am absent.

You are the stream, the fish, the light,

the pulsing shadow,

you the unchanging presence, in whom all

moves and changes.

How can I focus my flickering, perceive

at the fountain’s heart

the sapphire I know is there?”

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