Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quotation Wednesday {19th ed.}

Edit: *Yay, its back!!*
Thank you all for your encouraging words yesterday, I really appreciate it! Ok, now on a happier note :) ....

This poem was included in the prologue of a book I am currently listening to and the last line really stuck with me, the image I make of it is just so beautiful and empowering to me. I really hope it resonates with all of you too.

"Suddenly I realize that if I stepped out of my body

I would break into blossom"

-James Wright
Isn't that awesome?! I included the whole poem below because I really like it, but that last line is just gorgeous to me. I admittedly do not know much about poetry but I want to buy one of his books, he seems like such a hauntingly beautiful poet.

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans, They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more, they begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl's wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.
-James Wright

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