Wonder – A Poem By Derek Tasker


(A picture of my water bottle in the sun)


I came across the following poem when I was on retreat in April.

One of the teachers posted it up on the notice board, by the tea station and the little bookshop, at a time when I needed it the most.

I was struggling with my feelings regarding a recent conflict with someone I care about.

I hope this poem comes to you at just the right time too.

Much love Txx





I wonder what would happen if

I treated everyone like I was in love

With them, whether I liked them or not

And whether they respond or not and no matter

What they say or do to me, and even if I see

Things in them that are ugly, twisted, petty,

Cruel, vain, deceitful, indifferent, just accept

All that and turn my attention to some small

Weak, tender, hidden part, and keep my eyes on

That until it shines like a beam of light

Like a bonfire i can warm my hands by and trust

It to burn away all the waste which is not,

Never was, my business to

Meddle with.


Derek Tasker

One thought on “Wonder – A Poem By Derek Tasker

  1. This poem was written by one of the nicest person I’ve ever known. I am very sad to here Derek has passed away x

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