What It’s Really Like To Be Here

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I wonder if I know enough to know what it’s really like
to have been here: have I seen sights enough to give
seeing over: the clouds, I’ve waited with white
October clouds like these this afternoon often before and
taken them in, but white clouds shade other white
ones gray, had I noticed that: and though I’ve
followed the leaves of many falls, have I spent time with
the wire vines left when frost’s red dyes strip the leaves
away: is more missing than was never enough: I’m sure
many of love’s kinds absolve and heal, but were they passing
rapids or welling stirs: I suppose I haven’t done and seen
enough yet to go, and, anyway, it may be way on on the way
before one picks up the track of the sufficient, the
world-round reach, spirit deep, easing and all, not just mind
answering itself but mind and things apprehended at once
as one, all giving all way, not a scrap of question holding back.
~A.R. Ammons “Finishing Up”
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I find I’m blind too often: staring at leaves without seeing the tree, admiring clouds without acknowledging the backdrop of sky, appreciating the fruit but not the vine.

I need to look at the world in the same way God looks at me; but for His love, I would not be here to miss the point of being here.

I suppose I haven’t done and seen
enough yet to go…
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One thought on “What It’s Really Like To Be Here

  1. Unfortunately, you are not alone in this observation, Emily — not by a longshot. It seems to be the most prevalent sickness in our society today. We not only give short shrift to our Creator-God’s indescribable unique palette that He lays out for us each day – four times a year. Our ‘busyness’ tends to ignore those around us who need just the basic human recognition – perhaps a smile, a nod, a brief meeting of eyes to affirm their existence….all this avoidance because society encourages us to believe that not a moment is to be wasted if we wish to maintain a competitive edge and productivity in what has become our human rat race.

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