On Lao Tzu, Ch. 18
HUMMINGBIRDS AND THE SUN
Pretending to be good,
we often forget the innocence of the sun
and the divinity of hummingbirds.
Terrorized by rape,
we tend to rage at our children, and to
think of that as love.
In despair of freedom, we ask that
the most dreadful men condescend
to be our masters.
Believing ourselves lost,
without protection in
space and time,
burdened by impotence,
We abandon the courage to see
that we are all as innocent as the sun
and divine, like hummingbirds.
- Don Brennan
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