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How We Should Rise
Arlene Gay Levine


on a cold winterís day (or any other)
is always with a miracle in mind,
one of many that will be your joy
(and job) to acknowledge, film
rolling in head documenting
beginning, middle and end
as part of every moment, creating
all that is, was and will be, now
(head bowed) and forever:
one wonder,
one deep breath at a time

From†Gratitude Prayers†(Andrews McMeel, 2013).
Used here with authorís permission.

Arlene Gay Levine is an award-winning poet, author, and educator who lives with her husband in New York City. Her prose and poetry have been published in The New York Times, more than 30 anthologies, and in numerous literary journals. Arlene is the author of 39 Ways to Open Your Heart: An Illuminated Meditation (Conari Press,) and Movie Life (Finishing Line Press). Learn more about her at




Post New Comment:
Great poem! I do need to put it on my mirror. Thanks
Posted 01/18/2016 08:33 PM
words to live by--thanks, Arlene
Posted 01/18/2016 01:41 PM
Posted 01/17/2016 08:43 AM
Trudy Wells-Meyer:
now this is a poem . . . that makes anyone think. . . .
Posted 01/17/2016 05:34 AM

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