Using the Light for Food

I ate the sun today.
The brightness of carrots
and richness of greens,
The wonder of plants
taking the rays
to grow and reach
up, using the light
for food, then feeding me.

Everything’s a miracle—
Einstein’s words—or
nothing is.  I say all,
all of it, inter-being,
eating the sun
through ripe spinach
using the light for food.

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Beverly Gordon is a writer, a visual artist, and workshop leader who has long been passionate about “deep seeing” and helping people appreciate both the material and inner, intuitive worlds. She was a professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for nearly 30 years, specializing in people’s relationships with art, designed environments, and everyday objects. Her books can be found on Amazon.

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