"...A stranger writes to request my thoughts
I watch the groundhog more closely and a sound escapes
me, a small spasm of joy I did not imagine
when I woke. She is a funny creature and earnest,
and she is doing what she can to survive."
"...Before my grandfather died, I asked him what sort
of horse he had growing up. He said,
Just a horse. My horse, with such tenderness it
rubbed the bones in my ribs all wrong.
I have always been too sensitive, a weeper
from a long line of weepers.
I am the hurting kind. I keep searching for proof..."
"If I'm really listening to the world, it's talking."
"Enter the world through attention."
"I think (poetry) can change us."
She leaves us with this:
"How little we understand anything.
But maybe we are not here to understand, but to witness."
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love or just share anything word-ish. It was first created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion.