Apr 12, 2009

How High the Sky?

Sometimes, when we think that we couldn't wallow much lower in our misery, some Mind finds a fit and proper conduit of creativity and inspiration to remind us of something very important. It's too easy to think you're at your nadir when you've never imagined how high the sky really goes. And for some converse Reason, you are lifted beyond your little pity-party:

AND STILL WE RISE, our lush ascent
powered by ageless diatoms' descent
into the ooze between the fossiled stones,
the shattered crypts of shells and bones;
above the planned green autumn fields
of pasture, silage, grain that yields
the bread we break in this, our floating world.

Oh, you must read it all. From Van Der Leun, of course.

Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

..... now that was beautiful....

... and a happy Easter to you and yours!...


Gecko said...

Happy Easter, Joanie!

julie said...

Oh, that is beautiful!
Happy Easter, Joan!

pamibe said...

What a moving piece... goose bumps at the end!

Happy Easter, Joan!

Jean said...


Happy Easter, Joan.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thanks for linking that amazing post, Joan!
Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Irrelephant said...

Happy one, J dear!

Robin Starfish said...


50 days of Easter to you, Joan.