Put This Design In Your Carpet!
Spiritual experience is a modest woman,
who looks lovingly at one man.
It’s a great river where ducks live
happily, and crows drown. The visible
bowl of form contains food that is both
nourishing and a source of heartburn.
There is an unseen presence we honor
that gives the gifts.
You’re water. We’re the millstone.
You’re wind. We’re dust blown up into shapes.
You’re spirit. We’re the opening and closing
of our hands. You’re the clarity.
We’re this language that tries to say it.
You’re joy. We’re all the different kinds
of laughing. Any movement or sound
is a profession of faith, as the millstone
grinding is explaining how it believes
in the river! No metaphor can say this,
but I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.
Every moment and place says,
“Put this design in your carpet!”