Friday, April 19, 2013


Unbelief is good medicine, undoing belief
all beings free to leave their being
and enter silence.

The nameless tree with its forest
of green,
the endless expanse called
sky, beaks and

feathered wings with their urgent
all around, the light that sets the vital body
to humming,

and the dark of re-creation:
the world held for us in promise
until it is loosened from
our thinking.

~ Andrew Colliver
from the unpublished manuscript, A Day of Light
with thanks to poetry chaikhana


beth said...

Wonderful poem implying a place that is free from the pairs of opposites. That is our hope, at any rate.