Time offers this gift in its millions of ways

The Gift

Time wants to show you a different country. It’s the one
that your life conceals, the one waiting outside
when curtains are drawn, the one Grandmother hinted at
in her crochet design, the one almost found
over at the edge of the music, after the sermon….

It’s a balance, the taking and passing along,
the composting of where you’ve been and how people
and weather treated you. It’s a country where
you already are, bringing where you have been.
Time offers this gift in its millions of ways,
turning the world, moving the air, calling,
every morning, “Here, take it, it’s yours.”

– William Stafford

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  1. Posted May 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    So, so, so lovely. xo

  2. Posted May 1, 2015 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Lindsey, this is beautiful. Thank you so much for posting it. I haven’t heard of William Stafford, but he has opened up something new for me. I’m going to copy it and put it up on my wall :-). Julie x