This is one of my favorite poems.
And my favorite bit in the poem is:
“Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way…”
And the word I’ve wondered the most about in that line is
Does it mean “with abandon,” like how a child engages a beloved task?
Or is there an actual abandoning of something non-essential? A relinquishing?
And if so: What must we relinquish to live into our vocations with abandon?