Thursday, July 15, 2010

Forgiveness

I saw this poem on Patti Digh’s blog yesterday. I was so moved by it, I thought I would pass it along.


Forgiveness

Forgiveness
Is a thousand pains
Placed one by one
In small boats
Kissed tenderly
And sent out to sea
Sometimes a few float back
The exquisiteness of the pain
Remembered
Kissed yet again
Then placed in its boat and sent out
As many times as it takes
Will they ever stop coming back
I can’t know
I can only send them out again
One by one

-Laura S. Walters

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. It's a calm and healing vision.

    xoxox

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  2. What beautiful imagery!

    Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. I read this post on blackberry yesterday and the line breaks don't translate. I knew I had to stop in and read it properly and I am glad I did.

    Thank you for sharing this, what a wonderfully peaceful image.

    May yours and mine be sent off to sea never to return again - I wish for the ones that keep coming back to finally be released to their own destiny.

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  4. So calm and beautiful.

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