Stream of Consciousness

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,

we have come to our real work

and when we no longer know which way to go,

we have begun our real journey.

 

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

― Wendell Berry

 

Stream of Consciousness

 

Maybe I’ve been sitting by the wrong stream.

Its quiet depth and broad shoulders

have me nodding off.

 

I sought peace away from the paradoxes,

away from the tinkering creek

of arias and punk rap rhythms

 

and water rolling over bands of rocks.

It’s time the sound of the shallows

penetrate the deep space of the soul.

 

I’m heading upstream, above the tributaries,

where water flows over pebbles,

and jigs off the impediments

 

like a singing tap dancer.

“To everything there is a season.” Ecclesiastes

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6 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness

  1. Jerry (Mr. UPS guy)  I always love reading your muses/poems. They and you make me think & that’s a good thing. Tried to contact you via FB, but the message said you’d deactivated the account. Just one note, on the 2nd line of your poem, do you mean “quiet” instead of “quite.”  Keep on musing, my friend,

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  2. I love “penetrate the deep space of the soul”. We missed you at the Writers’ Retreat in March, but Sally said you’re doing great.

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