A Pearl of Wind

A Pearl of Wind October 31, 2022

Tell me a story, any story. Tell me

what happened or what didn’t happen

or what you hope will happen. I need

signs of life to lift my head. I need some

pearl of wind to open my wing. So sing

me a song. For yourself, but let me listen.

I don’t care if you’re trained or shy or

can’t hum a tune. Just sing anything.

It will stir my heart. We can do this

for each other, can’t we? It’s not like me

to ask so plainly. But I left my curiosity

in the back of the car when picking up

the groceries and now I’m waiting for

the nearest cloud to burst with rain, to

wash away all the noise. As soon as the

wonder returns, I will sing for you.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, tell a recent, unexpected story you witnessed or were told. Why has it stayed with you?

This is from my book of poems, The Half-Life of Angels.


NOV 18-20: Shallowford Family Counseling Center, The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart, A Fri-Sat Retreat, Sunday Morning Service Talk, Heartwork: Being a Spirit in the World, (web link) — IN PERSON

NOV 30: California Institute of Integral Studies, FREE Live Podcast and Conversation between Mark and faculty member Cindy Shearer about Mark’s new book Surviving Storms, 5-6:30PM PST/8-9:30PM EST, (web link) – ONLINE

DEC 11: Saying Yes to Life! From brokenness to tenderness: A webinar guided by Mark Nepo, Dec 11, 2022 from 1-3pm | 10-12pm EST. In this online webinar, Mark will explore how a life of meaning and love unfolds over time. (web link) – ONLINE

For more info on Mark’s upcoming events, visit: https://marknepo.com/teaching_schedule.php


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