Friday, 21 August 2009

Surrender & Trust

I fell in love with this beautiful poem, 'First Lesson' written by New England poet Philip Booth for his daughter....


Lie back daughter, let your head be tipped back in the cup of my hand. Gently, and I will hold you. Spread your arms wide, lie out on the stream and look high at the gulls. A dead-man’s float is face down. You will dive and swim soon enough where this tidewater ebbs to the sea. Daughter, believe me, when you tire on the long thrash to your island, lie up and survive. As you float now where I held you and let go, remember when fear cramps your heart what I told you; lie gently and wide to the light-year stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.



  1. This is a wonderful poem and we want to know more about it.


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  2. lovely reminders to surrender are always welcome as i forget so easily

  3. Need this today, Patti...Floating, trusting, surrendering as life holds me...lying gently and wide...

    Thank you !

  4. Patti,
    You have a lovely, soulful blog here! Thank you for posting on my blog so I could know about you and visit...

    Love this poem! It also reminds me of what the Divine might say to you or me...

    Blessings to you!

  5. We were at the beach yesterday with little grands... so sweet to see them playing in sand and water...they trust the universe...
    and it provides them...

    Your red tree lights up this post below so beautifully.


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