Relationships with family and place

Children

ancient rock
holy presence
greater weight of eternity
bearing down lightly, surely

~

Wife

ancient riverbed
hidden river
beauty here, water here
learn, be present

~

Being

place holding tree
tree holding sap
sap holding life
life holding place

~

Envoi

stars visit
gaze visits
gaze is body is mind
welcome to life

~

(Simon Williams, 31.7.2012)

~

‘…As for us:
We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little,
and become confident
as the rock and ocean that we were made from’

(Robinson Jeffers, ‘Carmel Point’)

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This entry was posted by Simon Williams.

2 thoughts on “Relationships with family and place

  1. A friend passed a rock around a group recently, instilling in us a powerful sense of place woven through the words and images he was speaking and singing. I was holding my eldest son and realised that he is ancient as the rock and embodying spirit of place for me in the most profound way

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