While You Are Praying for Signs
While you are praying for signs
a handful of deer rest
in the woods
just beside you
While you face east
with the morning sun glinting through
the singing trees in a blessing onto your face
the deer face east, too
While you are silent in devotion
the deer you don’t even know are there
are silent, too
Only when you are done
standing before the Holy Mother
filling your spirit for the day
only then as you take your first step
back into your day
do you see
two deer resting peacefully
in the little valley beside you
and between you and the deer
is your dog
also quiet on the autumn earth
here you all are
in a rare harmony
you struggle in your flawed capacity
to take in
you know must be
it is not the hidden deer
which you now discover to be five
or the silence of your dog in their presence
but the calm energy
that flows freely
among all of you,
After this lovely experience with these deer this morning, I tiptoed inside to get my camera, and was able to capture the shots you see in this post.
I think the shot above has four of the deer.
I never knew deer had “eyes” at the back of their head.
Someone new arrives.
May you find the signs you need today.