Danna Faulds’s poetry is so beautiful. It’s elegant, insightful and stirs something deep inside. Each poem stands as a masterpiece in its own right. Here’s one that I love.
by Danna Faulds
There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado.
Dam a stream and it will create a new
Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground.
The only safety lies in letting it all in ~
the wild and the weak;
fear, fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of
the heart, or sadness veils your
vision with despair,
becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to your new eyes.
The beauty of words that come through the heart of an artist. It opens a portal inside that leaves me wondering how comfortable I am with baring the truth of my experience, with being in its flow, and allowing grace to carry me to higher ground. I like to think I’m comfortable with this natural, unfolding process. How about you?