arise from the earth i
aroma of soil sweetly intoxicating the
locked in my bosom is
come smell me
make it quick and
my spirit flies for
swift as the wind as
the heavens to
where truly belong i
Before March 21, I joined a poetry meme where a favorite poem is sent to the person, either known or not, in the list. I am supposed to get twenty poems, but only got one.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
It matters not how strait the gate,
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
of chance bludgeonings
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
:I am the captain of my soul.
poetic line from a novel by Paulo Coelho
“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to.”
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
The poem reminds me of how strong the human spirit can become in times of struggle. The verse from the Coelho novel affirms it. Such wonderful gifts of poetry. To the strangers who sent me these powerful words, I thank thee with all my heart and wishes you well.
Happy Poetry Day!