Thursday, February 24, 2011

to just be close

I was sad one day and went for a walk;
I sat in a field.
A rabbit noticed my condition and 
came near.
It often does not take more than that to help at times -
to just be close to creatures who
are so full of knowing,
so full of love
that they don't
- chat,
they just gaze with
marvelous understanding.

~ St. John of the Cross
from Love Poems from God
translations by Daniel Ladinsky