the hidden faces

Into the woods

trees, strong, young and old

trees breaking, leaning to another

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branches gathered to grace a curve

under a tree I bow to pass

or skirt around an uprooted one

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Into the woods

a liminal space

to rest and pray

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a contemplative mind to see

a fallen tree gives life

new saplings rising

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I hear an echo, a voice:

“your life is not about you

but about God,

about the people you have to love,

about the people you have to serve”

-hidden spring.

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photos: Windmill Trail, one of the trails  on the grounds at San Damiano Retreat House, Danville,CA

 

 

 

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