Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Special Feature: "Gateway Part 3" by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Contest Judge

Gateway Part 3
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Contest Judge

from the Tao Te Ching

3. Practice not-doing/ and everything will fall into place.

The snow is not falling.
The sun is not shining.
The wind isn't. Time
looks at his hand, amazed
how the lines have deepened.
Nothing falls into place or apart.

Shine on, breath, life, rain
so that the air can clear
and bones can sing.

Editor’s Note:  The Poet’s Notes for “Gateway” may be found in the introduction to the first part of this ten part poem.  “Gateway” was previously published in The Midwest Review. 

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