Thin as thread

A little bit of poetry is often much better than a lot of it. I think this is because of the space it leaves for your own silence and inner eye to work.

We exchange with one another one long and secret gaze of grief, neither idle nor reckless.

From the poem titled “Shahrazad” in Saffron Threaded

This is why I’m happy that such a little chapbook as Saffron Threaded is my first book, well, anyway my first non-self-published one. It’s enough poetry to start the meditation.

If you want to learn more about that connection between poetry and meditation, this talk titled “Poetry, Beauty and Art” by Jack Kornfield on Insight Timer is among my happy discoveries today.

Right now, I’m listening to a song by Debussy (not exactly the Bach recommended in the talk, but close enough), and crickets and my neighbor’s barbecue. The threads of the day come together in gratitude.

2 thoughts on “Thin as thread

  1. “A little bit of poetry is often much better than a lot of it. I think this is because of the space it leaves for your own silence and inner eye to work.” – what a wonderful thought!

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