Monday, 2 April 2012

A Marge Piercy poem that appealed to me - Life is the first gift


Life is the first gift,
love is the second,
and understanding the third.

The chance to love and be loved
exists no matter where you are.

In matters of the heart,
nothing is true
except the improbable.

And what do all the great words
come to in the end, but that ?
I love you
I am at rest with you I have come home.

That’s all nonviolence is
organized love.


Marge Piercy is a poet, novelist and feminist social activist.



24 comments:

  1. Wow! I really love this poem. <3

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  2. So glad you did. I have also posted another one of hers - this is a link to it http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/to-be-of-use-poem-by-marge-piercy.html

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  3. Thank you for sharing this poem with me. You were right, I did like it!

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  4. Lovely poem, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Enjoyed the poem, lovely post!

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  6. Carole, thanks for sharing this poem. Life is a gift...one that can easily slip past us if we lose sense of our focus.

    Your blog site looks interesting. New Zealand has always been on my family's list for countries to visit. Thanks again.

    David

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  7. Thank you for sharing this poem and your blog with me. :) I always feel honored when I get to take a peek into someones elses life. Much honored care.

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  8. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thank you for that poem, I am so glad you shared it with me. Thank you, also for commenting on my blog as well.

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  10. Life itself is an unsolved mystery...
    Just we can try to feel it through our emotions.
    Thank you very much for offer such nice poem,
    also paying gratitude to share mine...
    In quest of a lovely shelter in anybody's heart,
    journey of life continues....

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  11. If each and everyone in this whole world have all the three gifts - life,love and understand, then this world will be a wonderful place for us all to dwell in....

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  12. This is nice! I loved the poem. Never heard about the writer but would sure like to read more of her if I can find any. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Great. I do have one other of hers already up in an earlier post. Here it is. To Be of Use

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