Friday, October 30, 2015

Imagine That!

Last week I went to a retreat at Rolling Ridge on "The Poetry of Prayer" led by Steve Garnaas-Holmes. It was a great fall day full of nature's glory, inspiring words, and new and old friends. This poem came out of that retreat.

Imagine That!

Imagine you are loved
really loved
as much as you love your old dog
who poops on the carpet
who pees reliably not on the pee pads
who turns up his nose
at the expensive single serving filet mignon.

Remember how you forgive him
time after time
even after he does it again
and again.
that there is no end
no condition
no restriction
no contingency
on you love for him
on  your forgiveness of him.

Imagine that you,
yes you,
your flawed, shitty self
is loved and forgiven
that much
over and over
and over again.

Imagine that!


  1. Yes Imagine that! Feels good to know!

  2. I love that you are a poet, Jane. Wonderful words for everyone - whether they know Riley or not!