Yarra River, Westerfolds Park
Yarra River, Westerfolds Park

River Track

 

ancient ones

first walked this land

barefoot

in touch with rock and sand

and creatures high and low

aware of the Now

knowing

a time to stay

a time to go

today

youngsters

jog this path

rhythmically

fastened to headphones

their virtual world

knowing

this paradise

as space to exercise

I am a tortoise

old and slow

walking

not knowing

I lift my head

listening

for the word

that has been said

so long ago

 

© catherine m barnard Oct 2010

 

"The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects." Thomas Berry