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Wake Up, My Soul

"Wake up, my soul," one poet calls. "Change is the new, improved word for god," another proposes. Read words of the heart and soul.

“Wake Up”

By Adam Zagajewski

 

Wake up, my soul.

I don’t know where you are,

where you’re hiding,

but wake up, please,

we’re still together,

the road is still before us,

a bright strip of dawn

will be our star.

Change

By Wendy Videlock

 

Change is the new,

improved

word for god,

lovely enough
to raise a song

or implicate

a sea of wrongs,
mighty enough,

like other gods,

to shelter,
bring together,

and estrange us.

Please, god,
we seem to say,

change us.

To Come Home to Yourself

By John O’Donohue

 

May all that is unforgiven in you

Be released.

 

May your fears yield

Their deepest tranquillities.

 

May all that is unlived in you

Blossom into a future

Graced with love.

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