Thursday, October 15, 2009

Simple and Profound

This poem came in email today from author and teacher Mary O'Malley. Enjoy.

I used to be an answer machine.
Toss in the problem.....
ching ching,
out came an answer.
The mind got A's
while the heart languished.
So I came here and you asked me to
live in questions like:
Is it kind?
Can I meet myself here?
What is the flavor of my wall?
And the mind went....
ching, ching, ching, ching, ching.
Yes? No? Vanilla?????
You smiled.
And finally....
my heart answered,
without a word.
Dee Endelman

1 comment:

Robin said...

Thanks sooooooooo much for posting this wonderful poem. I'm not familiar with Dee's work... but if this is typical of it, I want more!