Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Keeping

We became busy
acquiring knowledge
layering information
until our minds were
thick
dense
deep
brimming
with boundless concerns
equations
conjugations
propositions.

Sometime
during our busyness
we stopped.
Unconsciously
we stopped
the keeping.

The daily examination
noticing
searching
watching
recognizing
recording the wonder
of His sparkling jewel
was set aside
leaving us
hollow
vacant
wanting.

The human soul
is a fathomless vessel
curious
questioning
seeking kinship with
His creation
yearning to keep
impressions
desiring wholeness
with every breath
scent
sound.

Now—alluring
Spring has arrived
hesitating
teasing
unrolling all her splendor
touching our spirits
with inspiration
in anticipation
of reopening
the keeping.

Melanie