For A New Beginning
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
“To Bless the Space Between Us”
This cuts me in half. I really feel this poem thank you for posting. I wasn’t as aware of his poetry as I am now. To write, one must read. This has been added to my read readily list along with some Mary Oliver poetry and about a dozen others.💕
Oh i am so happy that it resonates with you Ilene – he is truly one of my favorite writers – not just of poetry but of prose – and his gorgeous Irish voice is one to listen to – check out Krista Tippet’s On Being interview with him here https://onbeing.org/programs/john-odonohue-the-inner-landscape-of-beauty-aug2017/