Touch

Josef Herman www.wikiart.org

Josef Herman     http://www.wikiart.org

To change
the direction
of rigid minds
[it has been said]
one must first
transfigure
the heart

But hearts
don’t change
except by love
[so I’ve been told]
love tangible
made real
in touch

God bends
the fragile stem
of the ancient vine
[an art he’s learned]
tender to the trellis
thus reforming
the root

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Touch

  1. parenthetical – “tender to the trellis” is brilliant

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  2. Such wonderful phrasing, Peter <3

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