Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Ending one year

As one year ends, and the other begins, I go back through my journal, reviewing my year.   What were my hopes and guides?  What fulfilled?


Variation On A Theme By Rilke

(The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1)


A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day's blow
rang out, metallic -- or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.


~ Denise Levertov ~


(Breathing the Water)


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