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Woman at the Well

November 13, 2022
By Sister Miriam Therese Putzer, CSA

Observe the Life Lover!

He tends to travel barefoot,

On the sands

And if he stoops and lifts with gentle hands

Some cast-off from the shore’s debris

Watch him carefully.


He’ll seldom focus on the texture

Or the hue

But tip and turn the “treasure”

To assure himself

A better view

Of what’s inside.


With strange intensity he’ll peer

 into the pink and hidden folds

Or—better still—

He holds it to his ear…



How life-lovers tell of catching

rhythmic lappings

or a tempest swell

while others laugh at one

who’d listen to an empty shell!