"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


I am gray,
light and dark,
mix the tea,
and I accept
sunshine at times
will dissolve
into a thunderstorm.

Blooming comes
from a spirit grown
in the troubled soil
of a moonless night. 

Piece by piece
broken was glued
with love until
I was whole.

©Susie Clevenger 2018

For a Friend

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." ~ Lao Tzu 

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WildChild47 said...

I particularly love the strength of the second and last stanza .... there is a quiet and yet ferocious protection that reads through these words. This is a gift.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love the idea of being glued by love piece by piece until whole – which of course enables us to love others. I like the Lao Tzu quote very much too.

angie reinspired said...

well that's refreshing

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'Blooming comes from a spirit grown in the troubled soil of a moonless night'.. sigh this is so beautifully deep and wise!

mud green said...

guess I still need more glue. finely penned

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I hope your friend is doing ok and starting to recover. Wonderful poem!


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