"When a baby is taken from
the wet nurse, it easily forgets her
and starts eating solid food.
Seeds feed awhile on ground,
then lift up into the sun.
So you should taste the filtered
light and work your way
toward wisdom with
no personal covering.
That's how you came here,
like a star without a name.
Move across the nightsky
with those anonymous lights."


photo © 1997 the archive of light