13 November 2007

Solitude


I just read a simply wonderful poem in a blog post on Boundless. Jenny Schroedel wrote on the intersection of loneliness and solitude. I encourage you to check it out here. But regardless of whether or not you read the entire article, I encourage you to read the poem that closed it:

As Daniel Ladinsky wrote in his poem, "Absolutely Clear":4

Don't surrender your loneliness
So Quickly.
Let it cut more deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight,
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice
So tender,

My need of God
Absolutely clear.

photo by misty mawn

1 comment:

Rahim Salim said...

I was searching for something tonight to read that could ease me a bit I guess..This poem, has done exactly that..
Loved it!