Friday Poem: I have learned not to worry about love

I have learned not to worry about love;
but to honor its coming
with all my heart.
To examine the dark mysteries
of the blood
with headless heed and
swirl,
to know the rush of feelings
swift and flowing
as water.
The source appears to be
some inexhaustible
spring
within our twin and triple
selves;
the new face I turn up
to you
no one else on earth
has ever seen.

- Alice Walker

from Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems, which was the last poetry book I read.

Image: Love Candy by MadeByGirl
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7 thoughts on “Friday Poem: I have learned not to worry about love

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