The Teacher Sits

Only someone who is silent is listening….Thus, the world reveals itself to the silent listener and only to him; the more silently he listens, the more purely is he able to perceive reality. – Josef Pieper

The Teacher sits
like a child
on the floor
in a room
of adults
standing above him.

He speaks of life
in terms so clear
they largely laugh
or coo in baby talk,
unheard by those standing
within misunderstanding.

This is the way
to wisdom’s womb:
humble oneself
like a little child;
lurk beyond detection
and crawl inside listening Love.

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