Grasping the Scope

Kindness, love, cooperation--
spring from the same source:
they are blossoms of an unfolding heart.

Kindness infuses
its light of understanding,
and through its union with empathy
we grasp the scope of others' sufferings and joys.

Interdependence twines like ivy 'round an ash:
the gifts of grace and love
laboring together
in the fields of cooperation--
these yield the harvest of the soul's desire.


Copyright 2001, Gary Kline