Alison Cassidy Poems
- Wild Geese By Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do...
- I Love Red RED balloon floating through frames of Thirties ...
- Looking Glass Reflections When I was a child the glass on ...
- My First Orgasm it wasn't for want of regular ...
- A Pocketful Of Sympathy A pocketful of sympathy Is really ...
- A Nonsense Poem - A Villanelle A little mouse sings in a ...
- Autumn Poems Crisp morning Walking the dog The sky blushes ...
The urge to create is universal. As a yoga teacher, I have been tapping into this universal source for more than twenty years and as an actor, since the tender age of five.
In May 2006 I wrote my first poem, inspired, I suppose, by the same spirit that has driven my yoga and creative dance classes for so many years. Experience is slowly teaching me about the technique of writing poetry and giving me the confidence to experiment with different forms, but the initial creative springboard has never changed and continues to fill me with awe.
I feel humbled when I read comments on my work and excited when I am able to offer the occasional insightful one on other ... more »
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Wild Geese By Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world ...