Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Wind

Author: 
Ok-Koo Kang Grosjean

Like a well-trained soldier
you know precisely
when to advance
and when to retreat.

When you appear as a gale
you are violent
as a shaman entering
the other world.

But in your gentle breath,
the animate and
inanimate
sing in unison.

I’d like to remember you
as a sage
whose presence is felt
but who leaves no trace
behind.

Issue Title: 
All Together Now: Pluralism and Faith
Issue Year: 
2016