Thursday, October 4, 2007

Discovery: a Light Moment


One of my assignments is to cook part-time in our monastery’s retreat house. This poem is the product of a bout of refrigerator cleaning.

DISCOVERY

The lovely leaves of gray and green
Float softly on a bed unseen,
Its edges hid by tufted fuzz.
The stench, alas, is rather strong.
Perhaps it has been here too long?
I wonder what it was.

©2007, Abbey of St. Walburga, Virginia Dale CO 80536-8942

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Beautiful sediments, er, sentiments! Reminds me of a chore I need to do...

God bless us for the grace of joy in our mundane tasks. : )

Eileen