481. Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. ~Eugène Ionesco

Even the poppy knows to bow its head
in praise before rising to the wonderment of day!

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Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity,
while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
~Mary Oliver

“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?” ~Job 11:7-8    ✝

14 thoughts on “481. Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. ~Eugène Ionesco

  1. Natalie, Ionesco’s quote is SO clever and true… I think the more we believe, the more we are astonished, and I would say, amazed… MERCI, encore et toujours, thank you for sharing the light of wisdom, love and faith so beautifully! ♥

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  2. This is wonderful. I had never read this before, but so glad I have now. Wow, and so true. I will be pinning this to my poetry board.
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    🙂

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