No Crystal Ball


We cannot divine the future

Rods crossing at chance

Some dousing of waters

Yet to flow their course


We cannot see all the road

Only to the horizon

Next stretched beyond our view

And always remaining


No crystal ball

The insight of mystic light

Painting the scenes

Of what may come after


Only the days behind

Can be marked by number

Our past are the stones

That ripple what follows


Live now, be now

Unbound to the past

Unconcerned in the future

Where we define the present


15 Responses to “No Crystal Ball”
  1. beth says:

    that is absolutely right

  2. kristianw84 says:

    That’s the best way to live, my friend. I have a tendency to focus more on the future, but I try be hardest to live in the present. You are so wise!

  3. GORGEOUS and a reminder I need to hear/read every day. So glad I found your blog thanks to Pete Springer.

  4. You’re right my friend, what we have is the eternal present. Brilliant!

  5. You have some great lines in this poem. Especially: “Our past are the stones

    That ripple what follows”

  6. Bridgette says:

    Yes! Beautifully said and great message

  7. I used to have very little past, so looked to the future. Now I see less in the crystal ball but the past is tucked everywhere, making me a hoarder.

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