Alla Renee Bozarth
Alla Renee Bozarth Poems
- Passover Remembered Pack Nothing. Bring only your ...
- Bakerwoman God Bakerwoman God, I am your living ...
- Belonging The small plot of ground on which you were born ...
- Water Women We do not want to rock the boat, you say, ...
- Unsolvable Things If you feel your life needs solving, ...
- Dance Then To Everything Music is everywhere music is in ...
- Narcissism Of the three types of narcissism, benign, ...
A Russian, Celtic, Osage American poet, Episcopal priest, soul caregiver who lives at the foot of Mt. Hood in Western Oregon and has published 20 prose and poetry books and 4 audio albums with 14 more large poetry collections,7 small books and 2 CDs ready for publication. Alla has written award winning poetry for over 40 years. Her poems are widely used all over the world, often in collaboration with visual artists, singers and dancers. For permission to reprint a poem, please send Alla your request using the 'message' feature on her PoemHunter page. See Alla's blog, Words and Images Welcoming Light in the Wilderness http: //allabozarthwordsandimages.blogspot.com/
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Bring only your determination to serve
and your willingness to be free.
Don't wait for the bread to rise.
Take nourishment for the journey,
but eat standing, be ready
to move at a moment's notice.
Do not hesitate to leave
your old ways behind—
fear, silence, submission.
Only surrender to the need
of the time— to love
justice and walk humbly
with your God.
Do not take time to explain to the neighbors.
Tell only a few trusted friends and family members.
Then begin quickly,
before you have time to sink back ...