Thursday, March 5, 2020

Balance: Spiritual Thursday

A Short Story of Falling

By Alice Oswald

It is the story of rain falling
to turn into a leaf and fall again

it is the secret of a summer shower
to steal the light and hide it in a flower

read the rest at The Poetry Foundation

LIT BITS AND PIECES: Snippets of Learning and Life is hosting Spiritual Thursday today. Click on the blog title and it will take you to more thoughts on balance.


  1. The weight of hope against the light of this.

  2. I so love this poem. Stunning in its simplicity. Hidden light, always there ... I am especially moved by the flower being a tiny tributary. How I wish to be a tributary of hope, which comes so naturally to the flower. Just beautiful.


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