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Saturday Share

This Saturday Share will be a little different, as I feel compelled to share a poem this time rather than a blog. This poem has haunted me since I heard it read by Liz Gilbert last weekend during our workshop on creative living, when it sent chills down my spine.

It is entitled Breaking Surface, and I linked to it and copied the text below with attribution and tremendous respect for Mark Nepo. The bold type is mine.

Breaking Surface

Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won’t let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can’t be done.

Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.

You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.

***

 

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Sunday haiku in 3 verses

_ _ _

Epiphany. Ah!

There is Only Now. Always.

Yes, I remember.

 

Brain on fast forward.

But the body knows better.

Breathe and Center. Ah!

 

Back to the Present.

Past only a memory.

Future in the mind.

Huron from Sault Ste Marie

Photo of Lake Huron taken from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. On vacation w hubby July 6, 2017

 

Sunday haiku in 3 verses

Yeah, this world is hard.

And it is also our home.

Let’s take care of it.

 

Are you in heaven?

Are you in hell right now, love?

No, we are on Earth.

 

Can we not see it?

Can we not see that ALL are

Part of Creation?