Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Walking Stick Sighting















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser


I met a six-legged walking stick today,

an ochre apparition on late summer

redbud twig.



We sat and talked as the sun

chased its tail in the time-short leaves.



I asked him what he knew about

courting the Beloved.



Without hesitation or bewilderment,

this tiny Master of optical disillusion

replied:



“The eyes don’t register

what the heart can’t See.”



© 2011-2014/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" (published by Hiraeth Press; http://www.hiraethpress.com)

5 comments:

  1. Oh yes, Jamie. If my heart/mind is hardened or fearful or attached, it is like a smokescreen to all the senses.
    Waters of compassion, creativity, emotion . . . lovely blog

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  2. Jamie,
    Have you heard of the book, My Story as Told by Water, by David James Duncan(?). Profound for lovers of water.
    peace,
    mickey

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  3. Thank you Mickey. I'll look into it...

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