The Ways We Touch

Have compassion for everyone you meet,
even if they don’t want it.
What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard,
no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets
the bone.

by Miller Williams (1930-2015)

 

2 Responses to “The Ways We Touch”

  1. What a beautiful poem.

    By way of return I wondered if you had come across ‘Far Out’ by Larkin. Loosely related to astronomy and with a koan like finish.
    http://allpoetry.com/poem/8495625-Far-Out-by-Philip-Larkin

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