Friday, February 5, 2010

The opening out

The opening out and out,
body yielding body:
the breaking
through which the new
comes, perching
above its shadow
on the piling up
dardened broken old
husks of itself:
bud opening to flower
opening to fruit opening
to the sweet marrow
of the seed -
from what was, from
what could have been.
What is left
is what is.
~ Wendell Berry