Sunday, April 23, 2006

You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found: carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life --

What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

--- William Stafford

3 comments:

Colette said...

this is beautiful, Katie. Thanks for posting it.

btw I lined you to my blog.

xoxo

Deb said...

Oh, Katie-

This really says it all... embrace the moment. Live the life. Savor the breath. I know you do.

Deb

Misty Mawn said...

that is so beautiful. The rain is falling here...it sounds lovely and the light is dim...it feels good to be mindful of these beautiful, often over looked joys! thanks Katie! xoxo