Thursday, 23 February 2017

There is So Much I Want to Say: A Poem

There is so much I want to say
about how illness gives life 
a circumference 
a border of distant horizons

The well want to cross such boundaries

Whereas I want 
to circumnavigate 
the edges 
then slowly spiral inwards 
back to myself


  1. Love this, Therese! I feel the same - to explore the edges of what I can do now as a stroke survivor, and then travel inwards to the 'good' stuff :D My copy of The Alchemy of Illness arrived yesterday (thanks for the recommendation!) - it's my book for March :) x

    1. Thank you, Claire. I felt a great deal of joy when these words came to me. It seemed so right. And I hope you enjoy the book. It really is full of insights and inspiration.

    2. I'm looking forward to reading it :)

  2. Beautiful and poignant...there is much to explore within, but this acknowledges that some limits are real, less easy to transcend.

    1. Thank you, Carmine. And perhaps some limits are nice to transcend, though not always necessary to. All we need is within.


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