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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Power of Purely Becoming

What Hamlet saw
In the fall of a sparrow
I see much more clearly
In the upward thrust
Of the amaryllis flower
Which must now be
Yet is still to come
Brought to the brink
By its unfolding power
Readiness is all
(though nothing still)
Wrapped in its leaves
Until the opening hour
As it prepares to leave
What is now behind
Not so much in being otherwise
As in blooming which also
Means more purely becoming

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To bloom or not to bloom - photo by M. Bridge

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