“If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.” ~Thomas A. Kempis
In the morning, reconnoiter before
the insolent mirror to consult. More
compassion is required. I look deep
outré in my inspection. Beauty sleep
and REM dreams, tuning electricity,
asking before I judge: how is this me?
A kitten purrs drowsy above my head.
The earth is quickening in spring. I’m led
by waves of creativity, inspired
to clean this fractal in which I am mired.
The coherent reflection sings to me
welcoming the shadows I no longer flee.
Inspired by: Insolent, Consult, Outré and Reconnoiter.
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?~Matthew
Like a stalwart engineer in Pisa
studies lean, adept in kinesthesia
and dynamic soil structure, keen to fix
the problems I perceive in piles of bricks
I retreat to my tower, meditate
–the wounded healer theme to integrate.
In brevity’s honor, I’ll simply say
these planks in my eyes will show me the way.
Inspired by: Retreat, Brevity, Stalwart and Theme.
Featured image: the implode effect on an image of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Title from a quote by Mary Shelley about calming the monkey mind: “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”