Reteaching Loveliness

And today for the first time on this blog a poem! Who knew...

The bud
stands for all things
even for those things that don't flower, 
for everything flowers, from within, of self blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch,
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self blessing

- Galway Kinnell

Isn't that wonderful! It's featured in an amazing book I am reading all about the Buddhist practice of Metta or Lovingkindness, wishing good to all humans and creatures. (The book is called Lovingkindness - The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg) The bud is on a wild blackberry bush and I thought it was just tiny, adorable and perfect!!

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