POEMS: “Tighten to nothing”

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“Tighten to nothing”

All things
are too small
to hold me,
I am so vast
In the Infinite
I reach
for the Uncreated
I have
touched it,
it undoes me
wider than wide
Everything else
is too narrow
You know this well,
you who are also there

Tighten
to nothing
the circle
that is
the world’s things
Then the Naked
circle
can grow wide,
enlarging,
embracing all

–Hadewijch, l or ll (13th Century)
Jane Hirshfield

Women in Praise of the Sacred:
43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women

 

via: http://peacefullpresence.blogspot.com/search?q=Jane+Hirshfield

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. earthskyair says:

    Wow. This is a fantastic poem. Love!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Nancy! I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did 🙂 Happy New Year dear friend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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