Sunday, 19 January 2014

James Wright's 'A Blessing': Breaking Into Blossom

Paulus Potter, The Spotted Horse, 1653.

A BLESSING (James Wright)

I realised that what I was looking for tonight was simply a beautiful, optimistic poem which would speak for itself. This was one which quickly came to mind, perhaps based on its final lines, above all. Of course, I also love the fact that it is about horses (or ponies).

"Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom."


  1. A favorite of mine, too, and a good one for me to happen on today. Happy to discover your blog. Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - glad you liked what you found! This poem really lifts my heart.