May 18 2015

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, May 18, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting Loose

Sometimes from sorrow, for no reason,
you sing. For no reason, you accept

the way of being lost, cutting loose
from all else and electing a world
where you go where you want to.
Arbitrary, a sound comes, a reminder
that a steady center is holding
all else. If you listen, that sound
will tell where it is, and you
can slide your way past trouble.
Certain twisted monsters
always bar the path—but that’s when
you get going best, glad to be lost,
learning how real it is
here on the earth, again and again.

             ~ William Stafford
                  Source: Dancing With Joy

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