” I call this bread” and breath deeply
Not, “This is bread!” said with a swagger.
Can I be respectful of salty molecules,
their relativity, their fluidity?
Respectful of the order caused
by not knowing even one thing , for sure.
The Hopi word tunatya,
the causal aspect of the cosmos,
viewing the world as events rather than things.
The fermenting activity toward fruition,
forever pressing upon the manifested
The action of hope, pressing forward.
The maturing of plants.
The forming of clouds, their condensation into rain.
The careful planning of the garden,
All human thought
hoping, striving, especially prayer.
The honoring of process,
Curious and intimate
Knowing the world as an action not as an object,
(a thing that I own and can name).
Sally King April 16, 2020
Poem inspired by linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf
and Charlene Spretnak, States of Grace. pg. 93