Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Wire Brush of Doubt

Last Full Moon Before the Vernal Equinox

Thanks to my friend Burnetta & her friend Craig for sharing these words, so timely as we anticipate the nearing spring, even as the temperatures remain below freezing!


. . . This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.


lines from "A Blessing for the Breakup of a Relationship"
found in To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
by Irish poet & priest John O'Donohue, 1956 - 2008

~ blushed with beginning ~

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