I want to have a conversation
that we can return to without
conclusion, one that lasts for
years, that feels like a walk
that has no end. Until the walk
itself is home.

I want to converse this life with
you, the way the old horse and
the young bird trudge and circle
each other in snow.

I want to reach with you into
the heart of things, where the
stitching of the Universe
shows its golden knots.

~ Mark Nepo*


I want to share this beautiful yearning with you.


* Nepo, Mark. The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Kindle Locations 1471-1479). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

19 comments on “Long Way Home

  1. The first two stanzas don’t resonate with me, but I love this:

    I want to reach with you into
    the heart of things, where the
    stitching of the Universe
    shows its golden knots.

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  2. “Until the walk itself is home.”
    When the journey has no destination and the journey itself is worth living, that’s the true purpose of life.

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  3. wonderful, Val!
    i’m still hoping
    for a shortcut ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I’ve been reading Mark Nepo lately – such good stuff! โค

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  5. This is beautuful Val and when I feel at home within, life is sweet. ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’š

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  6. Beautiful indeed! Thanks so much for sharing this, Val.

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  7. Reblogged this on Seasonings and commented:
    I’ve fallen in love with this poem, by Mark Nepo. Thanks to Val Boyko for sharing it on her blog.

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  8. What a beautiful piece of writing and message, Val. This speaks directly to the soul and the beauty of the journey. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. What a lovely poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Just lovely, Val! It brings to mind that old saying about sometimes it being better to travel than to arrive!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the work of Mark Nepo.

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