I was just writing an email to someone and realized that I really want to post some of these poems that have been oozing out of me for the last couple weeks. So, here they are. One of them actually has something to do with today's earlier blog- it's called "Remember." The others are commentary on my personal process as I've let go, more and more, of my pride and protection around my current state of affairs. There is such beauty in surrender....
I hope you enjoy- my gift to you. Love and blessings, Erin
Dear Mr. President, I can only imagine How difficult It must be to be In your position
Pressure from the right
Pressure from the left
Constant Criticism Need Questioning Doubt Expectation
I can only imagine
And I want to say Only one word.
Remember. Remember. Remember.
Something has shifted in realizing – no remembering – I am a poet. I have not turned on the computer or compulsively checked email for two days now.
I had forgotten somewhere along the way that
showing up is more important than self-promotion,
that desperation is so very unattractive.
Relishing the silence
Curled up in the cozy chair next to the fire, I listened.
Nothing but the dripping of melting snow, and the small whoosh and crack of the fire and wood.
The sun squeezed through the fog with long fingers, pushing its way through, cracking the door to a blue sky.
The mist, thick as soup moments before, made its last attempt at hanging between the trees, mingling with the smoke of my fire, hoping to go unnoticed and stay just a little longer.
And I, under my blanket, warm and content, sat relishing the silence I couldn't bear to break.