the miracle is to walk on the green earth
In the midst of so many minds like flies these days
swarming around the stuff of death or things passed
or fearfully yet to unfold,
I aim to be a mind attracted…[…More]
The title of this poem is taken from a line in a quote by Thich Nhat Hahn who said, “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” This poem is from my notebook The Nameless Way Woven With Crooked Genius many of which I hope to include in my next book, Deepening the Map.
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