Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Finding What You Didn't Lose, by John Fox

for M.

Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16, III

When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you've had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you,
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!
When someone deeply listens to you,
your bare feet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

from panhala.net 


Roxana said...

i feel you so deeply inside this poem, draga mea!

Manuela said...

and i feel the poem very deeply - everytime i read it, never ceases...