Happy Thanksgiving from the CFL!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! Here’s an ode to aquatic gratitude via LTEArts. 

Pilgrimage

Let us bless the humility of water,
Always willing to take the shape
Of whatever otherness holds it. – John O’Donahue

That this water has emerged from this ground
to bring forth these lives –
the bluegill, the loon
the mussel, the lily
the otter, the dragonfly –
is a grace I surely don’t deserve
but which I am doing all I know
to embrace.

The water moves in pilgrimage
always kneeling on lower ground
sinuous in its grace
every wave another lapped meaning
on its shores
coming again
again
in case we forget
where we began
what we are made of
where we are going.

– John Bates

Little RIpple, by Ann Singsaas
Little Ripple, by Ann Singsaas

 

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