THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS: leaving facebook, part I

THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS: leaving facebook, part I

It is right that on this day–

remembering his nakedness, his simplicity,

his begging bowl, the broken church,

the wolf and the birds, the peach–

I should separate my worldly self

from so much busyness, should turn

away from a virtual world.

The real one compels.

The last crickets.

Coyotes in the dark.

The moon rising as the sun sets.

One comment on “THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS: leaving facebook, part I

  1. Christine Moore says:

    Yes, and yes. We live too much in the virtual world. But the dose makes the poison, as John Moore likes to say, and perhaps a little virtuality – now and again – is not a bad thing. (And yes, I know I made that word up, but I rather like it.)

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