Say Yes

by Laura Baudo


Say yes to the mist of this morning
embryo cargo of sunrise and orbit
sublime with hint of old awes come
round again. Say yes to the passage
of the past now present in the present—
that rare bend in the continuum
pulling you to the altar of aware
to offer belief born of the felt life
where faith has no book, no prophet
but owes everything to a communion
with the unseen, that river inside
knowing what any river knows.

There are lakes waiting, seas
waiting, falls waiting, emptied
by ancient imperative renewed
by what can’t stay separate—
as we must not if morning is to rise
in the universe that began with
some silent yes sung in chorus
with all the others now and soon.

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One thought on “Say Yes

  1. This is wonderful. I am particularly drawn to these lines:

    “embryo cargo of sunrise and orbit”
    “that rare bend in the continuum”
    “to offer belief born of the felt life
    where faith has no book, no prophet”

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