New Year’s Wishes 2010-2011
Friends and family, your continuing love for the world is my inspiration.
Here’s to doing just a little bit more, together, a little bit better in the days ahead.
Speaking peace at year’s end
Mists of incense thin
in the silence of a single lamp.
Outside, barely discernable
from here, drips
recall the night rains, street gutters rush
to overflow and underground basins gurgle
with abundance—real-time sutras
spoken on the native tongue of peace,
broken by a single pane of glass.
Stitches of sounds, of disquieting voices,
somehow from somewhere
And yet, and yes, praise is due. And when offered
there is no end to possibilities
yet to be conceived…
all we have done wrong
the golden light of October
falls through the turning leaves.
from Wendell Berry's "Sabbaths IX"