Poetry

Looking, but not too hard

There’s a way to search requiring little effort.
In fact it’s best to concentrate
on not trying hard at all.

Like when you’re hunting for hens’ eggs
which never show up at your insistence.
They decide if they’re ready to be found.

The trick is
to cradle the wanting
loosely until

the eggs surrender themselves to you.
Then willing eggs and wanting
meet on fertile ground.

Maggie Wallis

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