Friday, December 31, 2010

say yes

why do you hesitate?
was it a misstep that
sent you to the sidelines?
a failure that has you
clinging to the ledge?
don't you see?
the way is open before you.
quickly - say, yes!
and angels come to your aid
say, yes and all
that you have known
comes back to you...
your courage
your strength
your heart
your wings

-stacy wills (12/31/10)

Friday, December 17, 2010


what did you
know of me
before you
formed me
in the womb
what dreams did
you dream for me
what plans did
you make for me
what song were
you singing while
knitting my bones

-stacy wills (12/17/10)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


don't be afraid
to suffer,
give the heaviness
back to the weight
of the earth;
mountains are heavy,
seas are heavy...

-rainer maria rilke (1875-1926)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

to know the dark

to go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
to know the dark, go dark. go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.

-wendell berry (b. 1934)

Monday, December 13, 2010

the cycle

i am falling
soft and silent
traveling in
a drop of rain
tear of heaven
hold me now
'til the ground
beneath me
is home again

-stacy wills (12/13/10)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

rekindler (for beverly)

it was there
from the beginning
though i did not
know it
creation's promise
was only a dream
in the darkness
until you came
saw the spark
and fanned the flame

-stacy wills (12/2/10)