Poem of the Month ~ December 2010
May you use this season of long nights to enter the dark fertility of your imagination. Think thoroughly wild thoughts, dream impossible dreams, feel the truth your body yearns for you to know. In this season, may you gift yourself with long-needed rest and feel nourished by a softer rhythm.
Blessings of Joy, Peace and Love!
Things to Think
Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.
Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he’s carrying on his antlers
A child of your own whom you’ve never seen.
When someone knocks on the door,
Think that he’s about
To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven,
Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time,
Or that it’s been decided that if you lie down no one will die.
By Robert Bly, from “Morning Poems”
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