I live with my two dogs on the edge of the university research forest, where I walk everyday and think and pray. I have taught at Oregon State University since 1986 and have been a Catholic deacon since 1987. I have written a number of books, including two books of poetry. My second book of poems, THE NEXT THING ALWAYS BELONGS, was published in 2011 by Airlie Press. For more, see www.deaconchrisanderson.com.
A Question for the Stream
The winter rains have swelled the stream
and now a river roars beneath us, down
in the ravine where we never go,
surging and rushing through the trees.
But how can I let my heart leap up,
how can I love you, as I do,
when soon I know the rains will pass
and the waters cease to flow?
©2016 Chris Anderson
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