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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More From Maya Stein -- National Poetry Month

to walk the long hallway.....


There will be a day you will be catapulted from your own bedrock.

Around you, everything humming as usual, but a scream

will have lodged in your throat, dismantling your song. That shock

will mutate into sadness, then rage, then something so out of proportion

you will not recognize its borders. And then it will be time

to walk the long hallway and it will seem almost obscenely solitary,

you dangling above the precipice of your tiny life, a caricature of alone.

But then, like a great wind, a thousand hands, prayers, offerings will carry

you home, and just like that you will be joined forever, your soul

twinned with everything you see, the heart of the world so clear and close and


~~Maya Stein (commander of the written word!)

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Kelly said...

Oh, my! This is SO good!! I love the photo, too. Where is that??

I also like your latest magnet.
: )

quid said...

It's a monastery in Europe. Amazing, isn't it?


Debby said...

That poem was written for me. I'm sure of it. I know someone else that could use these words too. She will believe that they were written for her.

Marion said...

A beautiful poem. Blessings!

Jenners said...

Oh ... this was wonderful. I really liked it. Thanks so much for sharing ... and great choice of a photo!

....Petty Witter said...

I'm sure many of us will identify with this. A great choice and the photo compliments the words beautifully.