Monday, April 2, 2012

Turn, Turn, Turn

forty days of wilderness
turning from sin
turning to G-d

for everything a season, and
this season, for turning
back to G-d

(as if we have the strength
to turn ourselves ...)
to everything we turn

whatever's flashiest
loudest, most
colorful, unusual

to everything we turn
distracted by surprise
from what gives life

to everything we turn
yearning for satiation
we fill ourselves with

image, food, drink,
relationships, everything that
does not satisfy

until compelled by
self ... life ...
to pause, slow down

to be still
for a still, small, voice

until, compelled by
to turn, again, to simple

bread, wine, water
emerging from the wild
into new life

No comments:

Post a Comment