Nine Voices – Ian Adams

‘1

Always want to be

right? Welcome the sudden down

pour, catching you out.

 

2

If you need to be

needed, walk in the wood; she

needs no one, but loves.

 

3

When you must win at

all costs, defeat may come as

generous nightfall.

 

4

You decide to shine,

lone star? See the Milky Way

burst – myriad stars!

 

5

If you have to know

pray for friend cloud-unknowing

to envelop you.

 

6

Longing for safety?

Walk the vast plateau: risk all

under a big sky.

 

7

Do you always flee

pain? Look the fearsome creature

in the eye: fear’s fear.

 

8

Called to fight monsters?

Take care not to grow monster’s

claws; stand as mountain.

 

9

When it seems too much

follow one breath with your love,

and then another….’

 

From ‘Unfurling’ by Ian Adams

 

Here’s the book link:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unfurling-Poems-Ian-Adams/dp/1848256450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446740621&sr=8-1&keywords=unfurling+ian+adams

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

 

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