WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

 

What do you know

that you cannot

prove?

 

What do you know

that you cannot

understand?

 

What do you know

that you cannot

contradict?

 

What do you know

that you cannot

dismiss?

 

What do you know

that you cannot

resist?

 

What do you know

that

calls deep within you?

 

What do you know

that

ignites your spirit?

 

What do you know

that

enhances your passion?

 

What do you know

that

enlightens your mind?

 

What do you know

that

affirms your unshakable soul?

 

What do you know

when you

listen to the wind blowing?

 

What do you know

when you

smell a fragrant flower?

 

What do you know

when you

touch your body lovingly?

 

What do you know

when you

observe your breath and heartbeat?

 

What do you know

when you

gaze at a waterfall?

 

What do you know

when you

connect with your lover’s eyes?

 

What do you know

when you

experience spiritual darkness?

 

What do you know

when you

experience Divine Presence?

 

What do you hope to know

that you

have yet to experience?

 

-Hal Edwards

Wauconda

September 15, 2013

KEEP ON ASKING

KEEP ON ASKING

Even when your heart
Is numbed
From
Repeated bombardments
Of loss
And grief
And betrayal…
Keep on asking.

Even when you are
Exhausted and threadbare,
Exasperated
at being
Responsible enough…
Keep on knocking.

And when there is
No hand to hold you,
No ear to hear
Your cloistered cry,
No strength to
Change anything…
Keep on exploring.

Wait in hope
when hope
seems lost;
Your persistence
In waiting
And taking
one timely step…
Even when
The wall looms
High and thick
And despairing…
Makes
The difference.

Keep on asking.
Keep on seeking.
Keep on exploring.

August 5, 2012,
Hal Edwards