A Daily Quotation (Today: Hex. 19 -- APPROACHING)

Whee! A new venture. It must be the influence of Hexagram 19, APPROACHING, which I've been studying this evening. Without further ado, then ...


Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight,
Out of the room that lets you feel secure.
Infinity is open to your sight.
Whoever you are.
With eyes that have forgotten how to see
From viewing things already too well-known,
Lift up into the dark a huge, black tree
And put it in the heavens: tall, alone.
And you have made the world and all you see.
It ripens like the words still in your mouth.
And when at last you comprehend its truth,
Then close your eyes and gently set it free.

~Dana Gioia

Photo: Maria Silmon, "Stone Temple Doorway"


maria silmon said…
Hello, and thank you for appreciating my picture enough to want to use it on your blog. I'm grateful : )

Also - love the poem you found, and I have taken the words as a reminder to look up to the stars & reconnect with the vastness of the universe.

Will check back to see how you are.

All good wishes, Maria

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