Ambition (no longer blind)Posted: February 11, 2013
What has gone wrong?
What has gone astray (within the critical framework of suggested crisis)?
And where is the sense in ambition unfounded in practicality and passion,
Or meaning lost in a dry process of unfathomable wordy rhetoric,
Fulfilling the well-oiled trends of contemporary academic consumption
But missing the point most poignantly?
And how might we retrieve that feeling
Of hope and joyful purpose that set our innocent imaginations reeling
At the beginning of our journey, or even sometime before
When inklings were astir within the weighty cauldron of this vivid sharing
And only understood as intuition or dreaming of a resolute future,
Resilient and honest and rooted in the love of all?
Are we left to simply pray,
Or act most guardedly of our brave and brilliant intentions,
Whether sensible or responsible or even just beautiful,
Founded in the wisdom of our heartfelt animate belonging
Our earth and soil and blood and water in which we breathe –
The power of fire and light and darkness?
I ask for strength and clarity.
I ask for the means to perform my preferred and peaceable purpose in this place.
I will make my way with whatever is at hand
And step one step and each most gently
As springtime rises within
Amidst Nature’s tireless glory.
P Ward 2013