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"Life has left her footprints on my forehead.

But I have become a child again this morning.

The smile, seen through leaves and flowers,

is back to smooth away the wrinkles,

as the rains wipe away footprints on the beach.

Again a cycle of birth and death begins."

Call me by my true names, Thich Nhat Hanh

Edited by Antonieta Martin
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Another beautiful one, this time by David Whyte.

https://www.davidwhyte.com/english-poetry#Opening

Excerpt from the full piece:

"That day I saw beneath dark clouds
the passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before
life is no passing memory of what has been
nor the remaining pages in a great book
waiting to be read.
It is the opening of eyes long closed."

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Poetry is such soothing medicine.

From Dr. Jaiya John, a current favorite of mine right now.  This is from his collection of writings called

Freedom:  Medicine Words for Your Brave Revolution.

 

Would you like to hear an epic Love story?

You.

Healing.  From all of it.

And living free.

 

 

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Another of my favourite poems, called When Death Comes by Mary Oliver. Here is the link to the full poem, along with an excerpt of my favourite lines:

"When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

Mary Oliver

https://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=477

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