Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kindness by Jim Wilson

My friend, poet Jim Wilson posted this poem on his blog the other day. He gave me permission to post it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Kindness

Briefly
We walk this earth.
We have
But a short time.
We resemble grasses;
Green in the spring,
Brown in the summer heat,
Withering in the winter wind.
Those who understand this
Put aside their useless quarrels.
The cosmos is unfathomably vast.
The human mind is very small.
An act of kindness is never wasted;
It is the gateway to the deathless and unborn,
It is the exultation of the heart.

--by Jim Wilson
Shaping Words

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

I know these things ... but the mind is weak and forgettful - and today this poem is precisely what I needed to stumble upon. Thanks Dan.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Bonnie—

I forget them, too, sometimes, and I put poems like this one up to remind myself of the importance of kindness.

Von said...

Very lovely, may I post a link?

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Von, sure. Please do.

Delwyn said...

Hi Dan

your friend Jim is a poet...the poem is powerful and moving.

happy days