Thursday, October 23, 2008

By the Lake

I sit before the beauty
to comprehend
how small I am
how small my concerns are
to learn how much
I need to surrender
to swallow the wallowing discontent
to acknowledge the only things
I truly believe in
to live the day in a new way
by the renewing of my mind
to feel, if only for this moment
worthy of love, empowered to forgive
to review my skewed vision
to re-angle the lens
and hear the music again


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Lovely photograph. Is that near your home?

I really like the closing line of the poem. Very strong.

Julie said...

Oh, this is lovely! I feel this way by my river. It's a great place to contemplate what really matters.

I love "how small I am/how small my concerns are." My favorite lines, though, are "to review my skewed vision/to re-angle the lens." So beautiful and true.

Choralgirl said...

Thanks for that, Diane. :-)

Geoff Schutt said...

This is a wise poem, Diane. It also suggests a sense of peace with oneself, and I like that -- a fine reminder for any of us. Cheers to your words!

Billy said...

"to acknowledge the only things I truly believe in ..." Beautiful poem, heartfelt and moving.