Say Yes

Say yes to everything:
the moldy bread, the empty kettle, the dying fire;
yes to the anvil on which your life was forged;
yes to what you have wanted, but not gotten;
yes to what you have waited for, but not seen;
yes to the tattered edges of your cloak,
and your belly bloated with hunger,
while swallows feast on insects near the temple gates.
To everything say yes.


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #272
More Writers’ Pantry #26 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on June 28, 2020, in poetry, Poets & Storytellers United, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. “To everything say yes.” Yes. I love this.

  2. Might as well, especially if saying no won’t keep things from being–acknowledging is the first step to change and growth.

  3. Beverly Crawford

    This is evocative.

  4. And enlightenment will follow.

  5. That’s going to take some practice! I might be able to say “okay.”

  6. Is this about acceptance of our situation?

  7. Beautifully poignant! 💝

  8. I have on my wall a poster with a saying from Eckhart Tolle: “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.”

  9. Love this Yes and I second what Rosemary says

  10. Could you lend me some money? Good, I knew you would say yes!

  11. You are wise. Always love your entries. Enough said.

  12. NO…absolutely not : )

  13. Saying “Yes” but only in moderation in my present condition. Cheers!

  14. Susie Clevenger

    Love your wisdom…I need to say yes more

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