Bird’s Eye Guides

on a roadside verge
tiny bright blue miracles
Germander Speedwell
a common travellers charm
to guide us on our journey

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem #1119 Miracles

In today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille talks about miracles and says that we see them in the tiniest things around us, for example in a small flower:

looking closely:

a shepherd’s purse blossoming
beneath the hedge

© Basho (tr. Barnhill)

He says that to see those little miracles we need only the knowledge of our souls, our hearts, our minds: the knowledge of the common people. In The Pilgrimage, Paulo’s guide, Petrus, says, “The path to knowledge is a path that’s open to everyone, to the common people.” We are on our way to discover the sacred and secret knowledge of common people while we are walking the Road to Santiago.

her miracles

make me a little child again
colorful leaves
in praise of Mother Earth
I gather them

miracles happen
in the tiniest things
daisies blooming

miracles happen

every day again flowers bloom
birds sing their song

© Chèvrefeuille

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