To Waiting

You spend so much of your time
expecting to become
someone else
always someone
who will be different
His-Shadowsomeone to whom a moment
whatever moment it may be
at last has come
and who has been
met and transformed
into no longer being you
and so has forgotten you
meanwhile in your life
you hardly notice
the world around you
lights changing
sirens dying along the buildings
your eyes intent on a sight you do not see yet
not yet there
as long as you ,
are only yourself
with whom as you
recall you were
never happy
to be left alone for long

-W.S. Merwin-

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
In addition to teaching yoga on the Island of Kauai, Paul is the facilitator of the Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts the weekly Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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