Hi Maryann- I came across this poem for the first time today and wanted to share. It's kind of sad, but all the great ones are.Loneliness is a garment you must wear:it clothes you fully and intact from birth,and all the years you gasp for needed airit covers you, until again in earthyour nakedness companions naked groundand makes a pact with the bold, colder soilto let you lie in harmony without a sound,become at last the fellow of time's toil.Then do not mend that garment, let it fray,leave rent and rip and ragged rough-fringed hole,let raveled threads that living wore awaygive entrance to your over-covered soul,for if you mend it or if you buy anew,through all eternity loneliness is you.By Christopher La Farge, from his book "Beauty for Ashes."
Linda, this is fantastic! I read it a few times. Thank you for sharing. And I totally agree--all the best poems are sad!
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