Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Psalm 43Genesis 46:1-7, 28-341 Corinthians 9:1-15 • Mark 6:30-46


“What are you trying to suggest
by this poem?”
a good friend inquired
as I shared a recent effort with him.
I was almost tempted to respond,
but then reckoned
limiting response to my suggestion
might limit its suggestibility—
somewhat like a person requesting
explanation of a work of music.

Maybe better,

“What’s the meaning of that dance?”
The dancer might well reply,
“If I could put it into words,
I wouldn’t need to dance.”
Try it; your interpretation will be
as good as mine—
and thanks for adding to it."

— Doug Vest

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