Late last night, I picked up the Anne Lamott book Atticus gave me for my birthday. 2018's Almost Everything: Notes on Hope opens with Lucille Clifton's poem, "blessing the boats," followed by the words, "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen."
And I knew I had my poem for this week. Thank you, Lucille Clifton; thank you, Anne Lamott.
blessing the boats
by Lucille Clifton
(at St. Mary’s)
may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
(Read the whole short and perfect poem here, at Poets.org.)
Margaret is hosting the round-up this week at Reflections on the Teche.