“Friends Make Us Fuller”

Blue-Sea-Ocean-HDAnd here’s a Valentine from Holly….

Dear Friends,

I’m choosing to spend Valentine’s Day on retreat—more on this next week—and in doing so, am  feeling grateful  both to those I love and those from whom I’ve been drawing inspiration this week.
Here’s a poem by Northwest poet Robert Sund that I offer as my valentine to you, dear readers.

Friends Make Us Fuller

Friends make us fuller.
When friends leave, their light stays behind.
It is like the blue sea
that supports the white breakers
that come and go.

No matter how far I go
I long to return and be with friends.
It is never the same fire I left,
but beneath it are the ashes
of all our meetings that have gone before.

For more of Sund’s poems, check out the Poet’s House Trust website.

May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love in its myriad forms…


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