Monday, October 05, 2015

It's As If Someone Else Is With Me

It's As If Someone Else Is With Me

The dawn comes. Leaves feel it's time
To say something, and I feel myself drawn
To You. I know this is wrong.

To be drawn to You can cause trouble;
I do so against all advice, from that one
In me who saved me by keeping me alone.

I've lived in so many houses, where
You were not. If You became a dock
I became a boat and pushed away.

Those who are drawn to You become land
If You are land, or water if You are water.
I want nothing from You but to see You.

— Robert Bly 



Katherine C. James said...

How beautiful. I have never read this Bly before. I love it.

Heather Robinson said...

So amazing, so direct that I immediately thought of the person that this poem means for me and felt my stomach tighten a bit. Out I go to walk the dogs to release it but I really appreciated the beauty nonetheless.