Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Day of Sharing Words

One of my favorite teachers and artists, LK Ludwig, suggested "A Day of Sharing Words" where we post of poem that "moves inside you, touches you, reaches you". What a wonderful idea. LK is always full of wonderful ideas as you will see in the latest issue of "Somerset Studio" which has an article on LK and her photo journals.

Go to LK's blog to find more poems shared:

So here is my poem by Mark Nepo called "Breaking Surface":

Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won't let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can't be done.

Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.

You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.

Mark's website is http://www.marknepo.com/ and you can find more of his wonderful poetry there.
LK also suggested we post an image and this photo I took in Brevard NC a couple of summers ago surfaced in my mind as I was typing out the poem:


Bella said...

what an awesome poem!! thanks for sharing this~

found your link on Lk's day of sharing words~

xo!! ~Bella

TBM said...

Wow--I am copying this in my journal right now! Thanks for sharing these words and your beautiful photo :-)

Commuter's Journal said...

Mmm... wonderful verse and the photo is a poem unto itself.
-- JeriAnn

Leslie said...

This is beautiful! Thank you.

Judi said...

Oh...oh! That is just wonderful. I
SO "get it". Thank you!

M.J. Mullins said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to Nepo's work. Brilliant.

&rew said...

That poem and photo - perfect together! Thank you.

Defe said...

Wonderful! I've not seen this before. Thank you for sharing.
Tina http://www.throughthekeyhole.typepad.com

Michele R. Unger said...

Oh, Catherine, you always cut to the heart of things and you share the really powerful words/poems/photos that touch me so deeply. Thank you for sharing this poem with us.


Shelly said...

THAT is a one fantastic poem.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
Your photograph is beautiful.

Seth said...

Wonderful image!