People and occasions


1 Cecilia eating an apple




2 January 2010 2.8

Cecilia eating an apple                                  People

She holds the roundness

of the ripe apple,

rolls it between her fingers;

it is not empty,

she knows.

Inside waits a spirit

to be released by the bluish blade,

the sharp will

that enters the apple flesh.

She releases the small spirit

with a few deft slices of the honed edge.

The little spirit

with its moist apple-fruit smell

is now joyously free

to join her vast essence,

the incessant movement of her mind,

the endless reach of her being.

She takes reality into her mouth

and makes it part

of her incessant living self.