What’s in your Pocket?

Here’s hoping it’s a poem that pulls at you all day.  If you’ve not yet found one, take a moment, press pause, and sit with a poem before you rush off to life’s next very important calling.

Here’s my pick:

blessing the boats

(at St. Mary’s)

may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back       may you

open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that

–Lucille Clifton, from quilting, poems 1987-1990

Find poems at The Poetry Foundation, The Writer’s Almanac

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