Steven Federle

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

The One Thing


rain
falling
tenderly
on spring grass, on leaves
bending as two mourning doves moan,
beat wide their wings and brush back the sky, falling low to
dark earth. Gladly would I give it
all for a moment
in the glow
of your
eyes!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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“Happiness consists in finding out precisely what the ‘one thing necessary’ may be, in our lives, and in gladly relinquishing all the rest. For then, by a divine paradox, we find that everything else is given us together with the one thing we needed.” Thomas Merton

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