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not dawdling (sunday poem)

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Not dawdling
not doubting
intrepid all the way
walk toward clarity
with sharp eye

With sharpened sword
clearcut the path
to the lucent surprise
of enlightenment

At every crossroad
be prepared to bump into wonder

James Broughton (1913-1999), American poet, playwright, and filmmaker. source:; image:


4 responses »

  1. “Be prepared to bump into wonder”. What an intrepid, delicious line. Thanks Peter.

  2. This is insightful comment to interpret crossroads as full of wonder….

  3. Wise words. I must remember those when the way ahead blurs.

  4. thank you tess, karen, and nicole. upon further reflection I think that we’re constantly at a crossroads — this next step, this word uttered, this momentary breath. only in hindsight do we call them crossroads, rarely as they occur.


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