In the leaf, in the bud,
in the shell-colored sand.
In the eye of a fly,
in the rainy-day sun.

In the moth, in the flame,
in the cloud-covered sky.
In the stars that alight,
in the blink of an eye.

In the bellies of beasts
asleep in their lair.
In the noonday birdsong,
in the midnight air.

In the fluttering wings
that ruffle the pines.
In the quietest corner
of your heart and mine.

In any time that ever was,
in any world however brief.
A single flame runs through it all:
a love beyond belief.

Open your soul-ears,
this is your song.
Even in silence
you are humming along.

Posted by kind permission of the poet.

Fabiana Fondevila

Fabiana Fondevila

About the author

Fabiana Fondevila is a writer and teacher from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her latest book, “Where Wonder Lives: Practices for Cultivating the Sacred in Your Daily Life” was published in February 2021. Fabiana teaches online workshops and seminars on living a life of awe and radical aliveness. You can learn more about her offerings at She is also a founding member of Vivir Agradecidos, our organizational partner in Argentina.