Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Poetry Wednesday--Rolf Jacobsen

Guardian Angel

I am the bird that flutters against your window in the morning,
and your closest friend, whom you can never know,
blossoms that light up for the blind.

I am the glacier shining over the woods, so pale,
and heavy voices from the cathedral tower.
The thought that suddenly hits you in the middle of the day
and makes you feel so fantastically happy.

I am the one you have loved for many years.


I walk beside you all day and look intently at you
and put my mouth against your heart
though you're not aware of it.

I am your third arm, your second
shadow, the white one,
whom you cannot accept,
and who can never forget you.

2 comments:

intostillness said...

Love this: "I am your third arm, your second shadow, the white one"

My guardian angel is especially great at all my heavy lifting.

Dymphna said...

I thought it was a great poem too. My dh says his guardian angel has pretty battered wings from trying to keep up with him!

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