Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday's Journey

I know it's now Tuesday, oh well.

The Indian Upon God

I passed along the water's edge below the humid trees,
My spirit rocked in evening light, the rushes round my knees,
My spirit rocked in sleep and sighs' and saw the moor fowl pace
All dripping on a grassy slope, and saw them cease to chase
Each other round in circles, and heard the eldest speak:
Who holds the world between His bell and made us strong or weak
Is and undying moor fowl, and He lives beyond the sky.
The rains are from His dripping wing, the moonbeams from his eye.
I passed a little further on and heard a lotus talk:
Who made the world and ruleth it, He hangeth on a stalk.
For I am in his image made, and all this tinkling tide
Is but a sliding drop on rain between His petals wide.
A little way within the gloom a roebuck raised his eyes
Brimful of starlight, and he said: The Stamper of the Skies,
He is a gentle roebuck; for how else, I pray, could He
Conceive a thing so sad and soft, a gentle thing like me?
I passed a little further on and heard a peacock say:
Who made this grass and made the worms and made my feathers gay,
He is a monstrous peacock, and he waveth all the night
His languid tail above us, lit with myriad spots of light.

William Butler Yeats

my new commitment...

I'm going to do "Monday's Journey" where I present some of my favorite poems, thoughts, and contemplations from myself and others. Once I get a new computer I will start to add pictures to these poems. I hope you enjoy them!