363 :: Enter In

“All the prophets were poets. And if you don’t know that, you try to literalize everything and make shambles out of it. A metaphor is really remarkable kind of formation, because it both means what it says and what it doesn’t say. And so those two things come together, and it creates an imagination which is active. You’re not trying to figure things out; you’re trying to enter into what’s there.”

— Eugene Peterson
(From an interview with Krista Tippett, onbeing, December 26, 2016)

I am outside at dusk.
It is cold.
And quiet.

Here we are,
in winter now,
wrapped in her cold, white beauty
she holds us

She beckons to us — silently
she invites us
to enter in
to the cold,
the stark,
the dark.

in winter.

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