Grace Moves Slowly Round the Room

January 23, 2012

Grace moves slowly

round the room

Like a foggy mist

or the scent of your lover’s perfume,

Stopping now and then

to fix your collar

Before you ever notice.


Grace moves slowly

Round the room

Like a lazy parade

on a long horizon

forgetting all about the time

lingering to observe

the panoramic splendor

of sunlit slants on the floor.


Grace moves slowly

Stopping in places

It shouldn’t

Nor would you expect  –

Hovering over broken shards,

Catching the light’s reflection,

Defying the laws of physics

In the gutter’s shallow flow


Grace moves slowly.

She is oblivious

to your impatience

and your fallow objections,

All along admiring

the bright, white

expansive opportunity

of emptiness


So go ahead, and blow out your breath.

Exhale into nothing,

and rid yourself from

the tepid debris.

That cloud

was lifted

Long ago.

Photo image thanks to Nance. (Thanks, nance.)

12 Responses to “Grace Moves Slowly Round the Room”

  1. I didn’t know you were here! How did I miss that?

    The birght, white expansive opportunity of emptiness. I like that.

  2. Oh yeah. 🙂

    I especially like the first one. More, more! 🙂

  3. S. Etole said

    gracefully moving …

  4. Kathleen said

    Oh Camel! You brought grace down to mingle with us in the commonplaces, where she best belongs and does the most good. Comfort. Thank you. 🙂

  5. Ah…nice. I could always use more insights on grace.

  6. Feels like the best of birthday presents to me, Brad. Lovely. Brave. Bravo!

  7. Love the fixing of the collar. A totally unnecessary act by someone you care about

  8. Grace moves slowly
    Round the room
    Before you
    And behind
    Your heart knows
    Something’s going on
    But, it hasn’t
    Crossed your mind.

  9. Thanks for the nice comments, friends.

  10. This is great. Really great!

    I am going on vacation this week, and I will look for grace to move slowly. She’s been a bit raging this week.

  11. Dolly said

    You had me from the first stanza … grace-filled …thanks 🙂

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