Monday, January 14, 2013

Jnana Hodson- A Poem


with our daily itinerary crushed by
and the inevitable breakdowns

the first thing we eliminate is what we need most
for long-term well-being

the very practices for sustained spiritual health
as individuals and together

*   *   *

where what would appear simple
is not necessarily easier
but stronger, in the end

to respond to our neighbor more than ourselves
even our own families
neglects our own worth

*   *   *

drop what you can
and return to the pooling
open repose

with focus as the essence
of simplicity

in the pleasure of increasing devotion

go on in

Jnana Hodson’s chapbook, Harbor of Grace, was issued in August 2012 by Fowlpox Press. The author of two published novels, he blogs at Jnana’s Red Barn ( 

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