Friday, March 3, 2017

A Poem for Our Time

Rocky path to Goult
The Luberon, France
I heard a poem on a podcast this week that spoke to the very unsettled feelings I've had since the election. It felt like a tender hug and gentle encouragement. Written by Hafiz, a beloved 14th century Persian poet, the poem speaks to both individual and corporate struggle in dangerous times of broken government, broken relationships, broken systems. Let us hold hands and keep climbing.

Hafiz: A Great Need
Out
Of a great need
We are all holding hands
And climbing.
Not loving is a letting go.
Listen.
The terrain around here
Is far too
Dangerous
For
That.


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