Love Does That

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A poem by Meister Eckhart

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes

with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries

about things that bother only

burros.

  And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting

than physical labor.

    Once in a while a kind monk comes

to her stable and brings

a pear, but more

than that,

    he looks into the burro’s eyes, and touches her ears

  and for a few seconds the burro is free

and even seems to laugh,

   because love does

that.

   Love frees.

        

Poetry by Meister Eckhart (German monk) 1260-1328

Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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