Aching To Find Her Voice
You have always been good,
like a fiddlehead fern, like a Rough-legged Hawk riding
a thermal. Look up. Let the sun ride your cheekbones, slide
along your jaw, and fill your mouth.
You are good. Hear me.
Take this in like water dropped to a nomad, like a breath
to a cigarette quitter, like rain.
You are good.
from the poem MANIFESTO FOR THE GIRL
For Every Girl - New and Selected Poems by Kate Gray
I so love the voice of this poet.
Do you pick up on a theme threading through your days on occasion? This week, conversations across many days were zinging with the theme of believing in your own goodness. And then the universe plunked this little book by local poet Kate Gray into my lap, thanks to the reader-of-my-mind at Two Rivers Books, owner Christine. I scanned the table of contents and dove right into this poem...and smiled. Thanks, universe. :)
Wherever you are in this day, you are good. You have always been good.
4/22/2019 02:20:02 pm
Jen! You have captured the ache in this queen's heart exquisitely, palpably, while inner knowing shines quietly from her eyes.
4/22/2019 07:39:51 pm
Thank you, Dotty....she just wanted to be painted. :) And the poem! Oh oh OH! Don't we all need to hear how very good we are? xo
4/23/2019 01:40:41 am
Your Queen is very wise and good! She holds her head high and looks forward to brighter and happier days. She is encouraging!
4/23/2019 11:20:41 am
awwww carol thank you! You ARE good! And I am so happy to be connected with you across the many, many miles! xo
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