Inner light




thousands of leaf-lights

twinkle on their branches

waving me hello

to love this green and calling world

and feel its Presence through me


to follow this calling

not readily translated,

almost incommensurable to the language I use


how can I love this world

with all the heart and mind that's here to give

and not

abseil into sadness, tears and distress ... ?

(a practice)




Photo: sitting on the stairs, overlooking the back garden.