Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Compass in Your Heart


                                             A new frontier is waiting for you  ... Go / don't dawdle

                                             Harness the mules / pack the wagon / take everything

                                             You won't be returning


                                             And don't forget the music box


                                             The one that plays Some Enchanted Evening

                                             You'll need it on the trail



                                            Leave the maps / put down that compass


                                            You know true north / it's in your heart

                                            Go / and don't look back


 


                                           You'll know when you get there






My reading of this poem on public radio:
http://www.kaxe.org/Audiobox/Beat/KAXE_Beat_2014_03_26_TEvangeline_ANewFrontier.mp3 


12 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's good to be spontaneous. Just pack what you think is necessary and get out there. Enjoyed the post.

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  2. I sometimes tell myself, "I'll know where I am once I lose sight of all shores." This captures that awareness so succinctly.

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    1. It's very hard to let go of the shore and trust, but sometimes it's all we have left...

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  3. I've traveled many times without a map and ended up in some good places (metaphorically and real). Nice photo and words. -- barbara

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    1. As I have I, both geographically and metaphorically. Learning to listen to my inner compass is an ongoing practice. I woke up today with a renewed commitment to be a better listener...

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  4. I've been following the compass in my heart and head my entire life. Although I've never been lost I have wandered in circles a few times. That's good for the soul too. Helps us to find our inner selves.

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    1. I've taken a most circuitous route to Here, but it's all made the journey very interesting... Yes, it does help us to "find our inner selves." Thank you for that, Bill.

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  5. How cool is that .
    I truly enjoyed listening to it being recited .
    Great job .
    I'm there !

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