the goal

I may quote this author a lot. I appreciate her astute way of touching on those things we sense inside, but typically do not express. Maybe we need more stopping to think on these things, more stopping to notice the details around us, more stopping to appreciate a little beauty and imagine – be inspired.

The Goal
– by Emily Dickinson

Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
A goal,

Admitted scarcely to itself, it may be,
Too fair
For credibility’s temerity
To dare

Adored with caution, as a brittle heaven,
To reach
Were hopeless as the rainbow’s raiment
To touch,

Yet persevered toward, surer for the distance;
How high
Unto the saints’ slow diligence
The sky!

Ungained, it may be, by a life’s low venture,
But then,
Eternity enables the endeavoring
Again.

 

 

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