blessed are the imperceptible

April 10, 2012

“Ano-ranyan mahato-mahyan.” Smaller than the smallest, greater than the greatest. ~Upanishads

Why are you trying to expand? Joy is small.
One atom of your laughter contains the sun.
One tear reflects ten thousand stars.
You were everything, but it was not enough
until you entered this breath.
Enlargement is not your purpose here:
you came to marvel at the dogwood
bursting in a moon beam.
God stoops, curls up in your heartbeat,
fits creation’s glory in your eye.
The Holy Mother sleeps in your bellybutton.
Christ is so little he lives in a crumb, crying,
“this is my body!”
Great beings condense into drops of love.

~ Fred LaMotte

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