Intersect: Marge Piercy and Meister Eckhart

intersect

Unclench yourself

Open, love, open.
I tell you we are able
I tell you we are able
now and then gently
with hands and feet
cold even as fish
to curl into a tangle
and grow a single hide,
slowly to unknit all other skin
and rest in flesh
and rest in flesh entire
Come all the way in, love,
it is a river
with a strong current
but its brown waters
will not drown you.
Let go.
Do not hold out
your head.
The current knows the bottom
better than your feet can.
You will find
that in this river
we can breathe
we can breathe
and under water see
small gardens and bright fish
too tender
too tender
for the air.

Marge Piercy 

intersect opposites

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart.
We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves!  Why thirty or forty
skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul.  Go into your
own ground and learn to know yourself there.   Meister Eckhart

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7 thoughts on “Intersect: Marge Piercy and Meister Eckhart

  1. Thank you for posting this poem. I’ve been reading through many of your posts and am finding so much depth and inspiration in them. Thank you~

    • Marge Piercy gives me shivers and sometimes earthquakes. I’m happy it touched you Kathryn. Thank you for following SWB. I look forward to encountering you in the spaces between the words.

      Sent from my Kindle Fire

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