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Week 40 – A Special Treat: The gift of poetry


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A Special Treat

I’ll be teaching in London all day today and on a plane tomorrow heading for home.  I can’t wait to see Michael and Poupon, who I’ve missed so much (in that order ).

This week, rather than rebroadcast a newsletter, I’ve decided to share a beautiful poem from Nancy Levin’s book, “Writing for My Life: Reclaiming the Lost Pieces of Me.”  Nancy read this poem during our London workshop this morning and so many people were moved to tears. It’s a poem written on the day she filed for divorce from an eighteen-year marriage.  If you’ve been through the painful ending of a relationship, you’ll understand and feel her words…Thanks, Nancy!

hourglass :: a last love poem

i loved you
as much as i could
as long as i could
hard as i could
hard as it was

steadily holding on
to the small piece of maybe
that was finally destroyed

i have done all i can

we came together
in our respective corners
at the bottom of an hourglass
with our own strengths
our own wounds

marriage is to be found
in the voyage
through the tiny neck
of this timepiece

crossing up and over
to the opposite quadrants
those qualities of the other
missing in ourselves
are to be absorbed
for each to become whole

my love
hard as we tried
we simply did not make it
through the passage
the wounds too deep
the rage too loud
the voice too silent

and though i love you
i cannot be
married to you

i lost myself
in the giving of everything
to you

i now know
heartbreak in one
is a pain
unable to be healed
by the other

we can only
heal ourselves

for months
i have been nowhere
and everywhere
wheeling my home behind me
into the havens of others
now i need to land safely
inside the space of my own

i was starving to death
before hunger finally saved my life
waking me to desire

and now you are
free from the wanting more
than i could give
and i will love you
beyond the wound

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This week’s video is a beautiful love story involving elephants.  Thank you, thank you, Sharon, I loved it!  You can find it here.

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