Wednesday, March 16, 2011

foundation stones

Here is my past

What I've been proud of,

And what I've pushed away.

Today I see how each piece

Was needed, not a single

Step wasted on the way.

Like a stone wall,

Every rock resting

On what came before

No stone can be

Suspended in mid-air.

Foundation laid by every

Act and omission,

Each decision, even

Those the mind would

Label "big mistake".

The things I thought

Were sins, these are as

Necessary as successes,

Each one resting on the

Surface of the last….

~Danna Faulds


Today I did that thing where I sit down, close my eyes, ask the Universe a question, breathe deep, then open a book of poetry to see what I get (don't tell me I'm the only one that does that?). I got the above poem and it so fitting. So perfect.

Thank you Sarah for gifting me with this beautiful book of poetry. I love it. J

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Love it!! So glad you are enjoying it. I read this poem recently in class. It's soooo good! xoxo