11 Jul God Alive as the World – July 12 2020
From my time in India, early 2017, teaching for a month and a half…
Today I am surrounded by butterflies
Blue, indigo, saffron, black-winged.
Large and small.
Two flutter together for a while
then drift apart.
I imagine love stories for them,
the freedom in their coupling.
for the perfect one.
Or for just one.
Hawks circle overhead
and in the still water of the dam-blocked Ganges
the ducks trill to each other
about God knows what.
Across the river, laundry is beaten
and just upstream,
seven village women make their way across
the shallow water,
bundles of bamboo ten feet long,
balanced atop their heads.
God alive as the world –
In the butterflies, the hawks and ducks, the Ganges and the mothers passing through her waters.