Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Road Less Traveled

From Horses at Midnight Without a Moon by Jack Gilbert
Our heart wanders lost in the dark woods.
Our dream wrestles in the castle of doubt.
But there's music in us. Hope is pushed down
but the angel flies up again taking us with her.
The summer mornings begin inch by inch
while we sleep, and walk with us later
as long-legged beauty through
the dirty streets. It is no surprise
that danger and suffering surround us.
What astonishes is the singing.

This morning this quote was sitting in my inbox
and that last line particularly struck my heart.
Even though we wander and struggle some days,
"What astonishes is the singing".
I do hope you are hearing that singing today.


beth said...

this photo is AMAZINGLY beautiful !!

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs and a most beautiful quote.
Love you

Rosemary said...

never stop singing!

Steph said...

That is a great quote! And a great photo!

Karen's Place said...

Nope, never stop singing, whatever life takes the photo!

Laurie said...

Thank-you Marilyn, there was singing today, even amid the turmoil.

Tracy said...

LOVE the image and these dazzling words that give so much food for thought, Marilyn! What a difference a day can make. Yesterday was not so great. But today is a real singing day in the form of good news, new ideas, art, sunshine outside and more. May the beautiful songs keep playing for us all! :o) ((HUGS))

koralee said...

This is beautiful today my friend...thank you. xoxox

S. Etole said...

Your photo invites quiet exploration.

Angela McRae said...

Lovely! And yes, I agree that last line is pretty profound.

Jeanie said...

This photo is simply stunning in every way. Where was it taken? It looks very European...!