Once More For You

Once More For You October 9, 2023

In our seventies, we walk 

the streets of New York 

one more time, stopping 

to watch a pigeon in the 

turret of an old church. 


A quiet miracle that we 

have made it this far. We 

have hoisted each other 

out of many ditches and 

climbed the cliff of each 

other’s knowing. 


The pigeon nods and 

then flies off. A small 

group of street musicians 

strut through the arch of 

Washington Park, belting 

out “When the saints 

come marching in.” 


But they already have. 


A Question to Walk With: Describe a long term friendship and what that history means to you. 

This is from my book of poems in progress, Unadorned. 


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Information about his upcoming webinars, including Mark’s new webinar, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength, that starts October 29th can be found at Live.MarkNepo.com. 

This is the first official event for Mark Nepo’s new book, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength (St. Martin’s Essentials, September 6, 2023). Joining Mark is his publisher and editor, Joel Fotinos. We hope you enjoy!  (web link) 


Nov 9-12: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA, Four-Day Retreat, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity. (web link) 

Jan 7-13, 2024: Global Journeys, Guanacaste Costa Rica, Saying Yes to Life: The One Life We’re Given — A Weeklong Retreat. (web link ) 

Feb 5-10, 2024: Modern Elder Academy, Baja, Mexico, Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Own Resilience and Strength (web link) 

2024-2025 Yearlong Journey: 4 Weekends in Kalamazoo, MI, The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart (web link) 

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