LIFE

Friendship/poetry

When I was organizing my books a couple of weeks ago, I came across a book I’ve had ever since my husband and I were married.

book of poems

book of poems

As I was thumbing through I thought, “Why not share some of these with my followers?” So every Friday for the rest of the year I’m going to post one piece. For the month of September, I’m focusing on friendships. Hope you enjoy them.

 friends

friends

Oh, the comfort-the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person.

Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words–but pouring them
All right out-just as they are-
Chaff and grain together-
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them-
Keep what is worth keeping-
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik