Tuesday, September 22, 2009

There Is A Place Beyond Ambition

There is a Place Beyond Ambition

When the flute players couldn’t think of what to say next

they laid down their pipes,
then they lay down themselves
beside the river

and just listened.

Some of them, after a while,
jumped up
and disappeared back inside the busy town.

But the rest—
so quiet, not even thoughtful—
are still there,

still listening.

5 comments:

Angela Hart said...

I absolutely love this and think I may end my Enneagram talk with it on Saturday. Thanks!

Rainbow dreams said...

this is so beautiful...just had to share with the family :) thank you

Joe Nolan said...

...not even thoughtful...

dommerselv said...

David, I really like this. Thanks for posting.

Also dropped by to say that I'm glad you are speaking at Jubilee 2010. I noticed it the other day on the website, and I'm looking forward to it.

Dave

Sabio Lantz said...

Wonderful image.
It reminds me to days when I use to take a canoe out on a lake Mendota (Madison, WI) and play next to the cliffs -- ahhhh !