Monday, September 21, 2009

Praising Manners

Praising Manners

We should ask God
To help us toward manners. Inner gifts
Do not find their way
To creatures without just respect.

If a man or woman flails about, he not only
Smashes his house,
He burns the whole world down.

Your depression is connected to your insolence
And your refusal to praise. If a man or woman is
On the path, and refuses to praise —
that man or woman
Steals from others every day — in fact is a shoplifter!

The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself.
Angels began shining when they achieved discipline.
The sun goes out whenever the cloud
of not-praising comes near.
The moment that foolish angel felt insolent,
he heard the door close

Robert Bly

1 comment:

Jannie Funster said...

MY GOD! his words are amazing. And so so so true.

I wanna be a disciplined angel too!