Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deliberation (1)

Orthodox priest, by Bennett Hart

A friend remarks to the prophet, Why is it
I always make bad business deals?
It's like a spell. I become distracted
by business talk and get led into wrong decisions.

Muhammad replies, Stipulate with every transaction
that you need three days to make sure.

Deliberation is one of the qualities of God.
Throw a dog a bit of something.
He sniffs to see if he wants it.

Be that careful. Sniff with your wisdom-nose.
Get clear. Then decide.

The universe came into being gradually
over six days. God could have just commanded: BE.

Little by little a person reaches forty and fifty
and sixty and feels more complete.

God could have thrown full-blown prophets
flying through the cosmos in an instant.

Jesus said one word, and a dead man sat up,
but creation usually unfolds like calm breakers.

1 comment:

dirt clustit said...

speaking of a spell, the news announcer on NPR this morning mis-spelled "the United States"

how embarrassing is that?

he spelled it "you knighted states" and he REALLY said it like that.

when I make blunders like that I play it off like it was intentional :)

(but I couldn't saw whether he was smiling or note

liked your post today..."one word"... love...LOVE will make a dead man stand straight up and be at attention