ONLY WONDER KNOWS


Murry Reservoir, Colorado, July 2019. Copyright © Michael D. Warden. All rights reserved.

ONLY WONDER KNOWS


You’ll never really know

anything

until you’ve listened

to the worship

of glaciers


or

for long quiet days

bent your ear

to the wild deep earth.


The way she knows herself

so effortlessly

could end

all war

forever.


Who can still hear

the voice of

the albatross

as she prophesies

over the world?


I tell you:

that man

will rule

over multitudes.


The trees gather

in transcendent

convocation.

They flitter their leaves

and ponder

what is to be done with us.


The mountains

beckon us to brave

their wild backs,

expose our naked flesh

to the terror they hold.

They do this for love

to invite us

to join

the Great Conversation

at last.


See the way

the waves kiss

the shoreline?

They’ve been making love

like that

for millennia.


Children understand this.


To brush

the back

of a fuzzy caterpillar

just to say hello


is to caress

the face

of

God.

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