If you are undergoing change in your life, this poem is for you. Though referring to the female persona, I always felt this poem addressed anyone experiencing personal transformation. Never give up who you are or your dreams. ~ C.I. Mues

Waking: Two Poems
by Ursula K. LeGuin

I.
Drifting on the April river
of the dark, sweet winds
broken by birdsong rapids,
I am borne to daylight.

II.
In the grey cocoon of light the mind
finds metamorphosis,
makes from the wreck of what she was
the wings of what she is.

Photography by Connor McSheffrey (Licence)

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