Archive for February, 2008

A poem for St. Brigid

In honor of The Feast of St. Brigid and the Bloggers Silent Poetry Reading, here is one of my favorite poems.

The Dream of Now

When you wake to the dream of now

from night and its other dream,

you carry day out of the dark

like a flame.

When spring comes north, and flowers

unfold from earth and its even sleep,

you lift summer on with your breath

lest it be lost ever so deep.

Your life you live by the light you find

and follow it on as well as you can,

carrying through darkness wherever you go

your one little fire that will start again.

William Stafford


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