Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Compassion's Duality

by Anne Tyler Lord Insufficient to reach, the depths of their hearts, broken with despair and desperation. Insufficient to comfort, the ripples of fear, reverberating through all who care. Insufficient in form, to relieve the suffering of Humanity, so close to our hearts. Sufficient in stillness, to hold the pain observed all around. Sufficient in Spirit, to sense the mystery beyond comprehension. Sufficient in peace, to accept what our heart is destined to be given.

14 comments:

Jim_Wisneski said...

Insufficient to sufficient. . . works perfet for me!

Well done Anne - glad to see you here again.

Jim

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Thanks Jim,

I wrote this for someone suffering greatly to help a loved one. Sometimes we feel our compassion just isn't enough and we want to do more. But if we look deeper, we realize that maybe it is.

The pull of the heart-strings.

Michael Solender said...

sufficiently wonderful..

Laura Eno said...

Beautiful, Anne!

Carrie said...

Nice poetry Anne!

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Thanks so much for your comments, I greatly appreciate it!

Maria A. Kelly said...

This is beautifully done, Anne. Very profound. I love it!

Cynthia Schuerr said...

This poem touches me personally, Anne. The words are familiar and resonate with me.
Beautiful insight

Michelle said...

Yes this is a profound poem - just delightful

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Maria, Cynthia & Michelle,

Thank you for reading this poem and commenting, I am very grateful.

Glad you resonated with it!

Laurita said...

Beautiful poem, Anne. Sometimes what seems insufficient is really all that is needed.

Michael Solender said...

lovely

David Masters said...

This is really special... affirming everything that is wonderful about being human.

estrella05azul said...

So true... Wonderful poem!