Friday, December 11, 2009

Walking North - Mark Nepo

No matter how I turn
the magnificent light follows.
Background to my sadness.

No matter how I lift my heart
my shadow creeps in wait behind.
Background to my joy.

No matter how fast I run
a stillness without thought is where I end.

No matter how long I sit
there is a river of motion I must rejoin.

And when I can’t hold my head up
it always falls in the lap of one
who has just opened.

When I finally free myself of burden
there is always someone’s heavy head
landing in my arms.

The reasons of the heart
are leaves in wind.
Stand up tall and everything
will nest in you.

We all lose and we all gain.
Dark crowds the light.
Light fills the pain.

It is a conversation with no end
a dance with no steps
a song with no words
a reason too big for any mind.

No matter how I turn
the magnificence follows.

Mark Nepo


  1. Anonymous10:00 PM

    just absolutely beautiful.
    and perfect for the solstice.
    thanks to you and your spirit...
    ;-) catherine btw

  2. I agree....I love it! Thanks for the comment!

  3. Deeply moving words ... expressing the beautiful cycle of Life and light ... thank you! (and I'll be exploring the divine insights of Mark Nepo further...)
    ~ Bright Blessings ~