8430A Poem From Mark Nepo's New Poetry Book
- Nov 23, 2013Discernment
The trouble with the mindis that it sees like a birdbut walks like a man
And things at the surfacemove fast, needing to begathered. While thingsat center move slow,needing to beperceived.
What i mean isif you want to seemany birds, you cangather them in a cageand wonder whythey won't fly.
Or you can go tothe wetlands, birdingin silence beforethe sun comes up.
it's the samewith the thingswe love or think.
We can frame themin pretty cages or followthem into the wild meadowtill they stun us with thespread of their magnificentwings.
by Mark Nepofrom his new book of poetryReduced to Joypublished 2013