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Another Poem to Ponder

Today's poem is by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis, and I love it....

 

Homecoming

Two rivers deepening into one;
less said, more meant; a field of corn
adjusting to harvest; a battle won

by yielding; days emptied to their brim;
an autumn; a wedding; a logarithm;
self-evidence earned, a coming home

to something brand new but always known;
not doing, but being – a single noun;
now in infinity; a fortune found

in all that’s disposable; not out there, but in,
the ceremonials of light in the rain;
the power of being nothing, but sane.

 

from 'The Word in the Wildnerness' Malcolm Guite pub Canterbury p. 55

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