Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Gentle with the brain -



Against Certainty


There is something out in the dark that wants to
    correct us.
Each time I think "this," it answers "that."
Answers hard, in the heart-grammar's strictness.

It I then say "that," it too is taken away.

Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity.
When the cat waits in the path-hedge,
no cell of her body is not waiting.
This is how she is able to so completely disappear.

I would like to enter the silent portion as she does.

To live amid the great vanishing as a cat must live,
one shadow fully at ease inside another.


- Jane Hirshfield


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