Sometimes, when things
break, life begins. It still hurts.
But when the egg cracks, the
chick is born. When the dam
breaks, the fields finally grow.
And when the heart breaks, the
angels asleep for a hundred years
unfurl their wings and flutter
behind our eyes, letting us see
everything like Adam or Eve,
again. Then, miracle is not a
place we long for, but a blood
that brings us alive.
From The Half-Life of Angels: Three Books of Poems by Mark Nepo
- APRIL 4th is the publication date for Mark’s new book, The Half-Life of Angels: Three Books of Poems
- APRIL 13: A free publication reading and conversation by Mark Nepo, to celebrate the publication of, The Half-Life of Angels: Three Books of Poems at the Kalamazoo College Library, Hicks Center 7-9PM
- MAY 5-7: Reading and Weekend Retreat, The Gift of Relationship, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528, (web link) — IN PERSON & ONLINE
- JULY 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship: A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at Live.MarkNepo.com