Preparing Witness

He turns to rise with the sun
at the far edge of the world,
no temple or towering buddha,
just the lonely sound of garbage trucks
and smoke choked skies,
preparing witness
for the coming of the eternal.




photo by Willard Walch


10 Responses to “Preparing Witness”

  1. Mark J Dellamano says:

    Amen to that, brother. Bleak but real. A wonderful homage to a withering landscape.

  2. Allen Guisinger says:

    What we have created must pass away – and the process appears to be accelerating. Are we prepared to bear conscious witness and welcome what the eternal brings?

  3. Susan Beckstrom says:

    Hmm, I relate this to the process and finality of aging. Very thoughtful piece

  4. Pichay says:

    Thanks, Don. A colleague of yours and mine, in 1984 commented that while conflagration, while not a given, is inevitable without change. Do you see anything like that round about?

  5. Rose Meeker says:

    Yes. Inevitable.

  6. David Banner says:

    Wow! Short and powerful, this……

  7. Eric says:

    Thanks Don!

  8. David Barnes says:

    from out of the east, sunrise of the eternal

  9. T Johansson says:

    Such a soulful image for eyes and heart… thank you.

  10. Maria Frid Jimenez says:

    Just the way it is. Very powerful and poignant.

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