Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: NOTICE

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Imagine a lantern in an open boat,
the light flickering as the boat drifts
in the night lake.

Now imagine it rains and look closely
at how the drops plop in the lake
and thud in the boat and bead on
the sides of the lantern.

Notice how the flame doesn’t
go out.



A Question to Walk With: Describe the boat that is your life, the lantern that is your heart, and the small flame within your very center that doesn’t go out.

This excerpt is from my book of poems, The Gods Visit.


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