The Older You Get, The Younger You Are – a poem
funny, isn’t it?
how the older you get, the younger you are,
treading a higher path with a lighter step ~
not that others can see it, can see past the
wrinkle-etched face to the heart of the matter,
to fathom how shattered hopes grew into wild daisies
or how the shadows that haunted the wind disappeared
The recommended read for this week is Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them compiled by the father and son team, Anthony Holden and Ben Holden. I have to thank my good friend Linda F. for this recommendation. A moving book and a unique perspective. This is a poetry anthology in which 100 men from diverse backgrounds share the poems that they can’t read without being moved to tears and they tell us why. The poems and poets featured span the centuries and the world. Definitely worthy of our time.
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