Where is your pain? Where is your hope? A poem meets you there.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
– Mary Oliver
Source: Brain Pickings
Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever have
– Bob Marley
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree
And a small cabin build there,…
And I shall have some peace there,
for peace comes dropping slow….
-Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats
(Source: The Poetry Foundation)
This site provides free resources to help you see Life’s “green flags” and plot your course to a more fulfilling future. For deeper reading on these themes, pick up the 2020 “short read” book A SPLENDORFUL PATH: A Five-Hundred-Year Peace Path in Six Words.