Seeing and Hearing
A pipe is a channel with two openings,
but I see through in one glance.
God sees through me,
as God and me.
I am the Lord of life,
channels smudge my beauty
and break the bond of oneness.
When I lift one ear to God,
the other listens to the earth.
The King of Heaven and the earthworm
connect through me.
When I turn and ear to the ground,
the other hears the sky's silence.
And earth longs for a home
to find its haven in me.
My senses are God's vibrations,
His Self expresses myself.
-Thomas D. Stanks, Book of
Mystical Poetry, Volume 2, 1996