Thursday, October 14, 2010

Far to the West

Far to the west,
a people lives well,
believes they know best,
thrives on buy and sell,
yet finds little rest.

But there is a farther west, even,
and in that unmapped place,
the echoes of our struggles
sound tinny and insubstantial
as they cast thin and painful shadows,
a belying of what could be.

From that far off place,
fuller, more placid reflections and vibrations
find their way to inspire and refresh the mind and spirit,
perhaps even to stem tides of disharmony here.

May those vibrations
meet us in the gloaming,
change us from mindset best,
cease us from mindless roaming,
make us more the earth’s guest,
and guide us to gentle rest.

© 2010 by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

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