January 1st, 2012

oregon, willamette, 1 proxy falls

New Year 2012

I plan to be more mindful, more present, more conscious of the beauty we share.


WITNESS

Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue,
when I forget or refuse to go
down to the shore or a few yards
up the road, on a clear day,
to reconfirm
that witnessing presence.

~ Denise Levertov ~

(Selected Poems)