When

When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird.

When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf.

(Wendall Berry)

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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3 Responses to When

  1. Oh, how I love this. The images, the message. It's lovely.

  2. Gaye says:

    This poem has stayed with me through a couple of very long days full of extremes. It has given me badly needed perspective. Thank you

  3. thank you !! it's LoVeLy ..

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