Curating transcendence

you have to believe your life belongs in a poem … Glimpsing your life in this frame, like seeing yourself in a beautiful photograph, will help you view your experience freshly and value it more.*
(Kate Clanchy)

All through your life your soul takes care of you. Despite its best brightness, your mind can never illuminate what your life is doing.**
(John O’Donohue)

compressed within a poem’s lines,
life becoming bigger, brighter, more beautiful,

this curation of words and pictures
forging more from less,

earth’s ordinary magic altering and
deepening perspective

measuring life by the weight of a soul
more than titles and chattel,

this vessel through the stars,
this kosmos I am and you are,

not some science fiction tract but
biography

*From Kate Clanchy’s How to Grow Your Own Poem;
**From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.

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