Saturday, September 15, 2007

I wish for you...

I was reminded of this lovely poem after reading Lizard Eater's post today and left it as a comment for her. But it so represents what I'm feeling today that I thought I'd post it here too.

I wish for you a troubled heart at times
As woes of world and friend come close beside
And keep you sleepless.
I wish for you the thrill of knowing
Who you are,
Where you stand,
And why.
Especially why.
Not prosperity, but dreams I wish for you;
Not riches, but a sense of your own worth I wish
For you.
Not even long life, however proud we'd be to have it so.
But life that is crammed with living,
Hour by hour.
And love I wish for you;
May you give it frequently.
I wish for you solitude in the midst of company,
And a mind full of company within your quiet times.
Full todays I wish for you, and full tomorrows.

Charles Stephens, "Some Wishes for You," in The Gift of the Ordinary (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1985)


Lizard Eater said...

That was a gift. Thank you.


Jan said...

What a wonderful poem! Thank you!