A Poem For The Time We Are In #WorldPoetryDay

Today is World Poetry Day and in thinking of a poem to share with you I came upon this beautiful poem from the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue. It feels most fitting for the time we are living in right now.

Stone Wall in Countryside, Connemara, Ireland

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.


Excerpt from his books, To Bless the Space Between Us (US) / Benedictus (Europe)