This newsletter is entitled...
Ode to a Young Doe Grazing
Since February is Valentine month I thought it would be appropriate to share a valentines poem I wrote to a great love in February 1998 which many consider one of my best poems.
It was Mignon McLaughlin who wrote " the best work is done with the heart breaking , or overflowing . "
My heart was overflowing at that time and I was obviously probing a depth of love and tenderness within myself that longed to be expressed and shared.
On re-reading the poem ~ I realize that I am touching that same tender chord everyday in my work as a psychotherapist as I jump start people's closed or damaged hearts.
And therein lies this obvious truth ~ When we love deeply, freely and fearlessly our heart expands until we realize, as I do, that we have become a fragment of lifes's heart.
Which, by the way, is the true purpose of a great love ~ to expand your heart !
As such, how can we deny what is deepest within ourselves when, indeed, it is love and joy that truly reside beneath our anger, pain and fear.
So it is from that place of love and joy that I share this poem from my heart to yours ~
Ode to a young doe grazing