“Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on it’s own.”
Naomi Shihab Nye
I was struck by this quote upon reading it yesterday and realized how much I was missing ‘pausing’ to write my daily small stone. Since finishing the River of Stones challenge for the month of January, life has taken over again and I have neglected to pause, notice and write the ‘shimmer of abundance’ that is all around. I can’t guarantee a stone a day, but I aim to step back in the river and watch where it winds.
Little boy snoring
fights for ear space
over the bang, whistle, bang
of the far-off festival finishing.