Friday, May 29, 2009


I love this poem. It's taken from the book, "Leading from Within: Poetry that sustains the courage to lead."

The Trough

by Judy Brown
There is a trough in waves,
a low spot
where horizon disappears
and only sky
and water
are our company.
And there we lose our way
we rest, knowing the wave will bring us
to its crest again.
There we may drown
if we let fear
hold us in its grip and shake us
side to side,
and leave us flailing, torn, disoriented.
But if we rest there
in the trough,
in silence,
being in the low part of the wave,
keeping our energy and
noticing the shape of things,
the flow,
then time alone
will bring us to another
where we can see
horizon, see land again,
regain our sense
of where
we are,
and where we need to swim.

1 comment:

Becky Aguirre said...

Wow, powerful words! I will have to reread this later to fully appreciate it's meaning...thanks for posting that!