Monday, December 21, 2009

spirit of compassion beats: thumpty thump thump

There must have been some magic
in that old silk hat they found
for when they placed it on his head,
he began to dance around.

Whether or not we believe in Frosty the Snowman,
the Spirit of Compassion
*is* alive as we can be…

Not merely one day a year,
not one week, or month,
nor one season;
but every day,
each hour,
every moment,
our lives pulse
with the universal rhythm of care…
…thumpety thump thump
thumpety thump thump

Life presses us,
to breathe, to eat,
to dance around—
to care for other living beings.
thumpety thump thump
thumpety thump thump
inside our hearts it grows!


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