Counting the days until life’s end Is no way to exist Life shrinks to a single point of departure. There are a thousand present moments Ready to blossom Throw them in the air Embrace your new found wealth. Barbara Madani February 2003
Mary Oliver From New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press, 25 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2892, ISBN 0 870 6819 5). When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me,and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like… Read more »
This audio clip is called Alive and Thrive — its a positive rap song or post-modern beat poetry depending on your view: I like the positive and upbeat message.
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste… Read more »