On Grace

Grace Hartigan

is the way
you face the wind
blowing in from the sea
you bend the knee
to a wave
in tide

is the how
you hold your hand`
out to greet the stranger
how your eyes smile
at the sight
of fear

is the trust
you afford to others
since you’ve been trusted
yet withhold yourself
in memory
of falls

“To be inside looking out.
This, I think, is wealth.” ~ Alice Walker


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to On Grace

  1. verses that reflect your own boundless grace – superb writing

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