Resilience (Poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer)

Resilience (Poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer)

Missing Mortar (watercolor) by Polly Castor


Our resilience takes my breath away.

It stands intimately entwined
with our terrible translucent fragility.

We are soft and small,
brief and biodegradable.

And yet, we sometimes flare
like a match ignited in darkness

Illuminating the moment, revealing
the truth we know but cannot explain:

How we are sustained

By the scent of another’s sun-salted skin,
the soft brush of lips on the nape of the neck.

By the blazing dawn- a promise searing the sky,
the loon’s lonely wail at the end of the day.

How we are sustained

By what we love
By that which Loves us.


by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Fanning Flames (mixed media) by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Marianne Patterson 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! And sometimes don’t we find ourselves wondering just where we find the energy both mentally and physically to keep moving forward. Truly by the Grace of God!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Send this to friend