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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Love Soft Like Silence


Love Soft Like Silence
by Elizabeth Anne Rightor


When the rooting is over

and springtime again
begins to take shape,

rivers become full again.

Hope springs
from
the new green
that
seemingly comes
out of nowhere.


Love is soft,

when it needs be,

and harsh when
teaching us

how to be, again,

how to lean into
the unknown--
to find the gaze of another.

The spot where you

vanishes
and I
vanish,
and we are left
to create something

new, something holy,

alive with wonder.

Love has its own

tenacity; it has
its own dream.

Sometimes, it sounds
much
like
silence.

Visit Inner Radiance Blog again soon for helpful articles, tips on relationships, inspiration, and insight. Author Elizabeth Rightor, MA, MEd is a family therapist in private practice who specializes in working with couples and women suffering from anxiety. You can find more about her and her work at www.elizabethrightor.com.

2 Comments:

At September 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Rachel Stumme said...

I love the way this poem calls up the different aspects and faces of love. Thank you so much for sharing it!

 
At September 9, 2009 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Courtney Putnam said...

Such depth and a current of strength beneath. Just gorgeous.

Courtney

 

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