Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Poem - There is a Brokenness

There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness out
of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief that leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open
to the place inside which is unbreakable
and whole,
while learning to sing.



Sky said...

this is so touching in its depth and inspiring in its truth. thank you for the introduction, as always. i have saved it to share in moments when it will be a gift to others. your photograph made me gasp aloud.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem, thank you.

Elen Sentier said...

en-chant-ing ...

Thanks, I needed that today.

Silver Birch said...

Thankyou.So very,very beautiful. It touches my heart, with its depth
and wisdom.