Natural World

There is nothing in the picture
you don’t see. That is, there

is nothing in the picture, but
you can’t see it, as there


is also nothing beyond the picture that
you can see. As you watch


the picture and begin to notice
more, the nothing grows less, but


never less than nothing. For you,
the picture has no separate


being, and, like you, the
nothing in the picture exists.


We teach a child to see a ball, a tree,
a dog, sitting at the moment.


The dog knows little of our confusion, and
calms us with her eyes.


Read on . . .

Once Again, in August,” a poem by Dan Gerber


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