Shirley Hudson

03/16/1934 - 11/29/2021


Love means to learn to look at yourself

The way one looks at distant things,

For you are only one thing among many,

And whoever sees that way, heals his heart,

Without knowing it, from various ills.

A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.

Then, he wants to use himself and things

So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.

It doesn't matter whether he knows what he serves;

Who serves best doesn't always understand