Saturday, August 11, 2012



"I will not die an unlived life. 
 I will not live in fear 
 Of falling or catching fire. 

 I choose to inhabit my days, 
 To allow my living to open me, 
 To make me less afraid, 
 More accessible; 

 To loosen my heart 
 Until it becomes a wing, 
 A torch, a promise. 
 I choose to risk my significance, 

 To live so that which came to me as seed 
 Goes to the next as blossom, 
 And that which came to me as blossom, 
 Goes on as fruit."
 ~Dawna Markova


  1. What a beautiful poem. Are you a fan of Mary Oliver? I love her work and the way she uses nature to express her personal discoveries. So wonderful!

    1. Jenny~
      i am a HUGE fan of Mary Oliver.
      A creative writing instructor
      introduced me to Mary's writing about 4 years ago...
      and i wondered how i could have missed her until then!
      what a gift!
      the above poem was another such gift
      that i read for the 1st time this morning!

  2. What a beautiful poem and reminder to each and every one of us to live each day fully. Thank-you for this!