August 2011 Poem of the Month: The Place Where We Are Right

Posted by on 08.06.11 | 1 Comment
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Poem of the Month ~ August 2011
There’s an old adage and it goes like this: You can be right or you can be happy.

Indeed!  Amichai’s poem inspired me to create, “The Little Mole Club.”
Credo: Undermining Certainties; Radiating Happiness.
Now Open!  New members being accepted every single day!

The price of admission: All “But, I’m right!” stories.  Who needs ‘em?
Put those down, say a blessing, have a picnic.  Start a local chapter today!.

  Happy August!

 

The Place Where We Are Right

 

From the place where we are right
flowers will never grow
in the spring.

 

The place where we are right
is hard and trampled
like a yard.

 

But doubts and loves
dig up the world
like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
where the ruined
house once stood.

 

 

By Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai   (May 3, 1924 – September 22, 2000)

From The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, Edited & translated by Chana Bloch & Stephen Mitchell

 

Copyrighted material; for educational/therapeutic purposes only.

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