• lenten journal: respite

    by  • March 19, 2015 • poetry • 3 Comments

    I had a day of rest today, thus, today’s word.


    it’s the streetside café
    that pulls you out
    of the crush of people
    filling the sidewalk;

    it’s the bench in the park
    where you can sit
    unnoticed with the
    disquieting revelation

    that the world can
    go on without you,
    yet expects you will
    be back before long;

    it’s the first inch of
    day lilies pushing to
    the light, after taking
    the winter off.



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    3 Responses to lenten journal: respite

    1. March 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

      It is reading the clear thoughts of Milton…

    2. Judith Woelke
      March 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Beautiful thoughts
      Thanks for sharing. We get so busy that we forget that rest and respite is an important element of living fully.

    3. Carol Voigts
      March 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      This came at the end of a string of overcommitted days and a car breakdown. I took the day off today to let it sink in that the world will continue on without me being there every second. I’m a retired 73 year old and should have better sense. Thank you

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