Monday, January 23, 2012


A special thanks to Mark Chmiel for bringing together a group of sages who lit my heart on fire tonight.  Mark shared this with us...I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

Ode to Thanks - Pablo Neruda
Thanks to the word
That says thanks!
Thanks to thanks,
that melts
iron and snow!

The world is a threatening place
Makes the rounds
From one pair of lips to another,
Soft as a bright
And sweet as a petal of sugar,
Filling the mouth with its sound
Or else a mumbled
Life becomes human again:
It's no longer an open window:
A bit of brightness
Strikes into the forest,
And we can sing again beneath the leaves.
Thanks, you're the medicine we take
To save us from
The bite of scorn.
Your light brightens the altar of harshess.

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