Thursday, August 13, 2015

John O'Donohue: "Fluent"

                                                   I would love to live
                                                   Like a river flows,
                                                   Carried by the surprise
                                                   Of its own unfolding.

"Fluent" by John O'Donohue. Text as published in Conamara Blues: Poems (HarperPerennial, 2004 edition).

Art credit: Untitled photograph, perhaps of the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada (USA), perhaps by James Q Martin, found at this link.


  1. lovely feeling in a few words - thank you

  2. exactly the feeling of what "life" should be

  3. My daughter gave me a present of Benedictus for my birthday.I have a lot of anxiety in my life. To ease my troubles I just have read some pages of Bedictus especially States of Heart. It's beautiful thank you John O'donohue.

    1. Yes, I was introduced to this book a couple of years ago. Blesses me frequently.


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