but love is the sky and I am for you

e.e. cummings
I want nothing but
this moment and this love
so present that it is
taste, touch, sound, the
whole body alive, the sky
lit by every radiant star, and
more than that I
hope that we are, I am
paying rapt attention for
this is the world ablaze in you


I don’t know where it all begins…. and I don’t know where it all will end….we’re better off for all that we let in.

Emily Ann Saliers
We're just as we should be
better apart than together
off and on long enough
for us both to know
all that remains is
that with kisses and tears
we let that way of living go
let this way of loving come
in and finally redeem us


I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent.

Yann Martel
I was anxious for so long, thinking I
must please you, all of you
say kind words and always take care
A stranger in my own life, what good
word did I offer my own tender self
about the present or longed-for future?
Fear, I knew too well, clinging to
it, wrapping it around, but it
is a fickle friend, I know now
Life's less certain than I wish it
Only looking back can I know
true from false.  But it is no
opponent.  I am welcome here.


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot
This morning I saw the sun as it
rose over the far buildings. Is
light always lifting this way? Never
have I stood, rapt, at this window. Too
distracted, busy, late
for this quotidian blessing to
touch me, remind me to be
alive with what
is.  You know you
can go a whole life and might
not see this, know you are loved, have
always been.

No Feeling

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Rainer Maria Rilke
One day I might be brave and let
happiness befriend me. Then I will know everything
can be trusted to happen
just as it needs to.
I will know that you 
can be overtaken by beauty
and inexplicable peace and
find ways to meet terror
without being devoured by it. Just
know that this is not a secret to keep
but to share: we are all going 
home together.  There is no 
loneliness too vast; each feeling
can become a gateway to what is 
most true, beautiful and final.