Saturday, December 29, 2012

Now I Become Myself

Now I become myself. It's taken
Time, many years and places;
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces,
Run madly, as if Time were there,
Terribly old, crying a warning,
"Hurry, you will be dead before--"
(What? Before you reach the morning?
Or the end of the poem is clear?
Or love safe in the walled city?)
Now to stand still, to be here,
Feel my own weight and density!
The black shadow on the paper
Is my hand; the shadow of a word
As thought shapes the shaper
Falls heavy on the page, is heard.
All fuses now, falls into place
From wish to action, word to silence,
My work, my love, my time, my face
Gathered into one intense
Gesture of growing like a plant.
As slowly as the ripening fruit
Fertile, detached, and always spent,
Falls but does not exhaust the root,
So all the poem is, can give,
Grows in me to become the song,
Made so and rooted by love.
Now there is time and Time is young.
O, in this single hour I live
All of myself and do not move.
I, the pursued, who madly ran,
Stand still, stand still, and stop the sun!

May Sarton - Selected Poems
( Eleanore Marie Sarton (1912 – 1995)


Elia said...

Te deseo un Feliz Año Nuevo!!!
lleno de paz, amor, salud y prosperidad!!!
★ Feliz Año Nuevo ★

kisses from Spain



Joop Zand said...

Nice poem Dianne

I will wish you a Happy New Year with lots of love and in good health.

a hug and kisses from your blogfriend Joop x x

Giga said...

Ciekawy wiersz, jak i zdjęcie. Życzę wspaniałego 2013 roku i pozdrawiam serdecznie.
An interesting poem and picture. Have a great 2013 and I greet warmly.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Truly lovely.

Mirthe Duindam said...

It's beautiful.
Have a wonderful New Year with a lot of Love and Beauty in good Health!
Warm greetings and hug, Mirthe

MARTY said...

truly beautiful words ! I send you my best wishes dear Dianne for the next year ! love and love and be happy ! thank you for all your kind words !
bisous from France

Leovi said...

A poem Dianne really delicious. kisses.

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
very strong poem. The translation steals a bit of poetic sense of the work but gave to understand and enjoy!
A happy new year to you!

dianne said...

Thank you my dear friend Elia , for your kind and thoughtful wishes.
I wish you much love, happiness and good health for 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend, with love, hugs and thanks.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , my blogfriend, pleased you enjoyed the poem.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year for you too, with much love and good health.
Hugs and kisses, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dziękuję kochanie Giga za miłe słowa. Ciepłe życzenia szczęśliwego, zdrowego Nowego Roku w 2013 r.!
xoxoxo ♡

Thank you dear Giga for your kind words. Warm wishes for a happy, healthy New Year in 2013!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , I thought so too, this poem is inspiring.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind words and wishes.
My best wishes for a wonderful New Year, filled with love, happiness and good health.
Warm greetings and a hug, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty , yes, it is a beautiful poem.
Thanks for your kind words and wishes, I send you my best wishes for the New Year, may it be filled with love and happiness...and thank you for all of your wonderful comments here.
bisous from Australia
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi my friend, yes a lovely poem.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio , yes, an inspiring poem, I am sorry that so much is lost in the translation.
A Happy and Successful New Year to you and all at the Studio.
xoxoxo ♡

José Ramón said...

Dianne FELIZ AÑO 2013 siempre te deseo lo mejor Saludos desde España

foam said...

Such a nice poem!

Łucja-Maria said...

I welcome you very warmly!
Thank you for your spiritual support.
I'm glad I met you!

Your poem is very interesting.
I like your picture.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lucja-Maria for your kind words.
I hope my support was of some help to you, I don't like to see you so unhappy my dear.

Warm greetings, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear José for your kind wishes. FELIZ AÑO, I hope that 2013 will bring you all good things.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dearest Foamy , yes it is a lovely poem, I found her words inspiring.
xoxoxo ♡