A Tempering

To look at the past

 with present eyes and bring to it

 a compassionate gaze 

that extends forgiveness

to ourselves and others

may require a tempering

 on the hard anvil

of honest regret.

From this unflinching work,

 new life can be forged.

                                                                                         JDG

 

This entry was posted in poetry.

2 comments on “A Tempering

  1. Really enjoyed this one.

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  2. BHW says:

    Love this Joan…and you know why!

    Like

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