Yes, We Can Talk

Yes, We Can Talk

Mark Nepo

 

Having loved enough and lost enough,
I am no longer searching,
just opening.

No longer trying to make sense of pain,
but trying to be a soft and sturdy home
in which real things can land.

These are the irritations that rub into a pearl.

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This poem chose me, drawing me in with those first lines. Some part of me instinctively recognized the truth of those words.

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i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazing

e.e.cummings

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

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The first stanza of this poem has been a daily prayer of gratitude for me for many years now. Every time I speak it, I am delighted by the song of it, by its wisdom. Continue reading