Saturday, June 14, 2014

Arlene Gay Levine: "Here Is the Road"

Here is the road: the light
comes and goes then returns again.
Be gentle with your fellow travelers
as they move through the world of stone and stars
whirling with you yet every one alone.
The road waits.
Do not ask questions but when it invites you
to dance at daybreak, say yes.
Each step is the journey; a single note the song.

"Here Is the Road" by Arlene Gay Levine, from Wishing You Well: "Prayers and Poems for Comfort, Healing, and Recovery. Edited by June Cotner. © Loyola Press, 2005.

Art credit: Untitled image of the Sufi dance of life, by unknown photographer (originally color).


  1. I so identify with this poem as a traveler.
    Now as a high school English teacher I am going to use it this year, even though it's not on the approved list.


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