Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Door to a Temple

Door to a Temple by Sparky2*
Door to a Temple, a photo by Sparky2* on Flickr.

"The poem is not the world.
It isn't even the first page of the world.

But the poem wants to flower, like a flower.
It knows that much.

It wants to open itself,
like the door of a little temple,
so that you might step inside and be cooled and refreshed,
and less yourself than part of everthing.

. . . ~ Mary Oliver, from "Flare - 8." The Leaf and the Cloud

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