Find your safe place through this compassion meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, "Untitled", by Willow Harth
"Untitled", by Willow Harth
This poem is not meant for you unless you too have been underground choking on your life's debris, and playing peek-a-boo with death seriously then the surprise of ten thousand buttercups out of nowhere on every side where they'd never been before on my daily walk might have had the effect on you it did on me because suddenly I wanted to understand how these particular flowers came to be—the whole evolutionary history of mosses, ferns and angiosperms, the miracle of photosynthesis and DNA, not to mention the longings of the Milky Way to reflect itself in the form called flowers and in these buttercups, which seemed like a visitation from the sun, urging me to tell you, in case like me you had forgotten we are the universe's latest way of blooming.
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