Wood & Fire


Everything has its beauty, but not everyone can see it.


Along the banks of the river
I cut down the tree-branches.
While I couldn’t see my lord
My heart hungered for him.

Along these raised banks
I cut down the slender twigs.
I have seen my lord;
He did not cast me out.


Look carefully at what it is that you desire. 
From a distance it can seem so attractive. 
If, when you draw closer, it is still as desirable, 
you will know it is right for you. 
Do not hurry. Take your time.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005