Small things

Jilly’s Jim Harrison quote for the day is a splendid one, full of possibilities.

“Nature has portals rather than doors”  ~ Jim Harrison

It links up very nicely with Paul Militaru’s photo that he posted yesterday.

I borrowed this photo from Brian Gratwicke

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Part the boughs onto the night,

as the wind blows clouds across the moon,

watch till the stars gutter and die,

follow the flight of the owl.

Listen to voices you don’t understand,

in leaf rustle and dark water,

reach high with winged hands,

to touch the moth-fluttering infinite,

and it will teach you how to see

the harebell at your feet.

 

 

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

14 thoughts on “Small things”

  1. Jane, this is so profoundly accurate – we open up to the vastness and it teaches us how to see the small things! Pow! You have such great word choices – stars gutter / voices you don’t understand. Love this poem – I keep going back and rereading.

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