A Fragile Bend of the Heart — Shelley Blooms

I’m grateful for this poem, shared last week as a Start Point for a class on The Circle Way (thx Kimberly).

And I’m grateful to this poet, Shelley Blooms for inviting such feeling into what is the deep work of this time for many of us — feeling our way home.

a fragile bend of the heart
Shelley Blooms, 2019

let us meet there
at a fragile bend of the heart
at a threshold of acceptance
where compassion and tenderness
utterly shift the world
utterly lift the world
from confusion to clarity
from darkness to light
from them to us
from us to everyone

let us meet there
at a fragile bend of the heart
where we are limited in all things
but our capacity to love
the weakness that will save us
utterly fragile love
utterly agile love
all our human venerabilities
merging there, invincible
at a fragile bend of the heart.

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