Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Half Of It

“It’s human as a human eyeball,”
she says, “to fumble our deep knowledge
that the empty ‘sky’ is teeming full
beyond our view, and the oceans—huge
and crowded—go all the way down.

From the earliest age, we’ve drawn trees
as trunk, branches and leaves—never mind
the alleged subterranean
activities, the minute details
we gloss over—it’s natural. But

we don’t remind ourselves we forget.
One practice,” she says, “is to wake up
with the intention of extending
ourselves into what we half-perceive,
to let our actions cross our blind edge

into those other realms. How will we
then modify what we do daily?”

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