those things that don’t flower?

those things that don’t flower?

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self-blessing

 

The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing

 

From Galway Kinnell, St Francis and the sow.

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