Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

William Stafford -



The moon is bright tonight, welcoming, present.




You Reading This, Be Ready

 

               Starting here, what do you want to remember?
               How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
               What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
               sound from outside fills the air?

               Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
               than the breathing respect that you carry
               wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
               for time to show you some better thoughts?

               When you turn around, starting here, lift this
               new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
               all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
               reading or hearing this, keep it for life ~

               What can anyone give you greater than now,
               starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

 

                            - William Stafford

 

 


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