Healing the Planet

Sh'loshim, February 10, 2009
Rev. Charles Busch, founder of Peace Village, said, 'I hear Aryeh's voice in this poem . . .'

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.
I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I've been circling for thousands of years
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

(Rilke's "Ich Iebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen" from Book of Hours translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy)