Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Lent: day 34/40]

Floating Bridges
-Federico García Lorca

Oh what tremendous multitudes,
invisible and ever-changing,
come to this garden
and linger forever!

Every step we take on Earth
takes us to a new world.
Every single footstep
lands on a floating bridge.

I know that there is no such thing
as a straight road.
Only a vast labyrinth
of intricate crossroads.

Our steps incessantly
create as we go
immense spirals
of unfolding pathways.

Oh garden of fresh
possibilities!  Oh garden
of all I still am not
but could and should have been!

from Art & Wonder: An Illustrated Anthology of Visionary Poetry, selected by Kate Farrell, p. 24
Tags: lent: 2006: daily poetry, poetry: lent: 2006
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