Tao Te Ching, Chapter 3

I leaned against a tree-

does the kind matter?-

and I looked up

and up and up

to where the bird songs

were being sung.

While I couldn’t see the birds themselves,

I gave them my hopes and visions

as nesting material,

or as food for their chicks.

They will know better than me

how best to use them, if at all.

 

I took their acceptance of my intrusion

into their home,

as a kind of gratitude,

for our shared canopy

in the Creation that is

always beginning.

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One thought on “Tao Te Ching, Chapter 3

  1. Finding peace through the Tao is a good thing. Remember to LISTEN not speaking is good for the EGO for that is when it is quite.

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