Tuesday, 3 September 2013

walking prayers


1. paying attention

in delight, wonder
I see what variety
God provided wattles


2. attending, prayerfully

as I walk by your house,
the daffodils’ bright greeting
almost stops my feet,
and I wonder, do daffodils
mind the bitterness attached
to their sweet beauty
for awareness, remembrance,
cancer’s Daffodil Day?

do you feel like pulling
the daffodils out of the ground,
or do the memories not cause you
so much pain?


3. pacing, attentive

I walked past your office yesterday,
when the phone had not yet
pulled your heart through the ground,
when all was still calm,
your father a phone call
away. 

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