Before Our Eyes


a bud unfolds
to leaf

and the forest fills
with flower smells
and color.

“All of a sudden!”
you might say,
about the Spring.

But Rumi says, “Patience
with small details
makes perfect a large work…”

Let go of thinking
and all your senses
will disappear

into one,

Making love in this emptiness
shows us how
to truly see.

This, is what the World is doing
right now
before our eyes.



Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

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