Sunday, April 11, 2010

Healing Thread

The Way It Is
by William Stafford

There's a thread that you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn't change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding.
You don't ever let go of the thread.

(Appleworks paint program trackpad drawing from 2005 by am)


Anonymous said...

great poem, great end. thanks for this and the illustration to accompany. kjm

am said...

kjm -- Feeling vulnerable, I almost deleted that post and my drawing. Thank you for the affirmation.

Kind wishes,

Dawn said...

gosh Am love that painting!!!

am said...

Thanks so much, Dawn!

am said...

Thank you, Dale!