OT - Woman Wednesday
Women AND men! Sorry, males, but 'Woman Wednesday' just... flows.
It's been a minute since I've done one of these (5 months!). Gimlet shared a poem yesterday (The Journey by Mary Oliver) and it got me thinking (hamster on the wheel!). Gimmy said (in part), "... I ran across this poem. It resonated with me and I thought I'd share it...".
One poem has resonated with me for almost 3 decades. It has always been how I feel about my faith. Rereading it a few years ago, I was surprised to realize that it is also how I feel about my DH: the depth of his love and the physical/emotional security he provides are like being enveloped in a soft, warm blanket on a cold night.
Lo, I have opened unto you the
gates of my being,
And like a tide, you have flowed
The innermost recesses of my spirit
are full of you
And all the channels of my soul
are grown sweet with your presence
For you have brought me peace;
The peace of great tranquil waters,
And the quiet of the summer sea.
Your hands are filled with peace as
The noon-tide is filled with light;
About your head is bound the eternal
Quiet of the stars, and in your heart
dwells the calm miracle of twilight.
I am utterly content.
In all my being is no ripple of unrest
For I have opened unto you the
Wide gates of my being
And like a tide, you have flowed into me.
Go ahead; call me a hopeless romantic (hopeful, not hopeless!). But simply reading this poem fills me with serenity.
Please share a poem or saying or something that speaks to you. <3