Saturday, January 28, 2012

Seekers of Wisdom

Seekers of Wisdom come in many guises.

There are self-transcending cedars

Whose hearts rise to heaven.

There are contemplative cypress

Focusing on life's impermanence.

There are roses who draw blood

Even from those they love.

There are the soil holding trees by the river Who bind the community together.

And there are the wide-branched terebinth Who shield many from the burning sun.

And Wisdom desires them all..                

Excerpt #29, The Love Of Eternal Wisdom: A Revisioning of Saint Louis DeMontfort's Contemplation on Divine Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro.  Book available through Wisdom House, $5 includes shipping.