Lessons ~ Poem by Barbara Gibson
Barbara’s sense of timing is a gift. Her poetic voice seem to mesh into a synchronicity with the rhythms of my life and needs. So often I have received a bookmark, note card or copy of her latest book just in time for a mood or thought adjustment and since I like to start my day with a poem/prayer,I thought others might enjoy sharing some of her words and wisdoms too. This is Barbara’s choice of her current favorite poem.
Learning from the boulder
planted on the slope of Mt. Tahoma
among red cedars and firs.
Thrown here by the glacier
tens of thousands of years ago
still moving but with a pace
only rock could know.
The boulder welcomes lichen, water, ice.
The imperceptible wearing away of what it is
into the new thing it becomes.
Learning Don’t Complain
and Love What You Bear.