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Snug harbor . . . or no ruffled feathers

From the November 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Swans

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Waves higher than seen before . . .
boats zigzagging across the lake looking 
for snug harbors,
water and sky ink black

Two swans, just fed 
(this time I remembered to bring bread)
turned to face the unexpected storm

Close to each other, but not side by side . . .
no loud swan talk, quiet gliding the norm

To those watching, the storm did not seem
to dilute their joy
No dark attached to their activity
Sitting tall, faces straight ahead, 
peace radiating 

They did not turn away from the gale
There was no visible change, indicating 
disappointment with the day

May I tread events quietly, peacefully, serenely
May I remember to face our Father, and not
look over the shoulder for nothingness

It is in facing God that we see and feel His Allness,
feather light, buoyant, snug.

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