Thank you to Margaret at Reflections On The Teche for hosting this week.
I chanced upon this poem on my social media as shared by one of my poet friends. Recently, I have been noticing that poetry does not have as much power over me as it did before. I think this may be because life has been consuming me ever so thoroughly with what ought to be done: daily routines, emails to answer, documents to sign, deadlines to meet, etcetera. Poetry is that one thing that allows me to just be still and breathe. And so, when a poem stirs something in me, I pay attention.
I hope If You Knew by Ellen Bass stirs something in you too.