Grace in Small Things 1056: Poetry, Walking Away, Cheese, Snowflakes, and a W.S. Merwin Translation
- Writing and reading more poetry calms my heart.
- Something inside me has switched, and I am better able to walk away internally from some of the things I cannot change. I'm not sure if it was a response to necessity or choice after growth, but it is liberating.
- I love the orderly way small triangles of orange cheese border the edge of cheap cheese platters.
- Snowflakes fell so small and light through the afternoon air today that they were mere sparks of light turning against the sky.
- I like these last two lines from W.S. Merwin's translation of an anonymous 6th century Welsh poem called "The Glory of Taliesin":
You will see your glory grow leaves
however your heart may have been oppressed.