I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Markova-DawnaDawna Markova, author, founder of the Institute of Human Ecology, born 1942

 

 

 

 

I WILL NOT DIE
Dawna Markova

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.