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

5 comments:

  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

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    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.

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

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

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    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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