Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kathleen Norris: "Imperatives"

Look at the birds
Consider the lilies
Drink ye all of it
Enter by the narrow gate
Do not be anxious
Judge not; do not give dogs what is holy
Go: be it done for you
Do not be afraid
Maiden, arise
Young man, I say, arise
Stretch out your hand
Stand up, be still
Rise, let us be going…
Remember me

"Imperatives" by Kathleen Norris, from Journey: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999. © University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.

Photography credit: Untitled by (originally black and white).

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