Gatherings

Each one of us who sits in stillness

makes an offering to the new Earth bank;

small pools that gather

contributing to a growing lake.

The value of this cannot be overestimated

it is our great gift.

With dignity; alone;

our troubles and joys,

moods and states, we sit,

our bodies, breath, our intent, provide

focus to still busy minds.

Silently we gather our stillness,

invisible creations that find their way,

then, we, quenched and refreshed;

assembled unique individuality,

arise, fragrant in our empty fullness

step out, to join the great flock