21.4.12

DAY 180

the journey


"One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do
determined to save
the only life you could save."

Mary Oliver

6 comments:

Jenn June said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. I love the poem you shared. So fitting. Glad I found you through the link up.

Mom Photographer said...

beautiful picture as well as the poem!

urban muser said...

love that mary oliver poem. thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

Katerina said...

What a powerful poem - Love love love x

Genie said...

This is an awesome selfie. I am so impressed with the image. That wisp of hair falling across your face ass a wonderful touch. Great work. genie

Wifsie said...

Here I am, Zena. We are human, we may follow different paths, but we share ONE journey. Great minds think alike and great souls grow together. :):)
Maryse

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