#SundaySignpost – The Journey by Mary Oliver


The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do –
determined to save
the only life you could save.

© Mary Oliver

A Poem for Christmas by Bozena Zawisz – excerpt from new release “Neither Innocent nor Guilty”

Christmas poem by Bozena Zawisz

Taken from the newly released “Neither Innocent nor Guilty” collection by Bozena Zawisz
Available from Amazon and Amazon Kindle


“The aim of this collection of poems is to use the awareness of the vivid impressions of life’s moments as a guide in exploring the pathways of the heart.

“There are seeds of dormant melodies carried on the wind and sensations dawn around us like flowers that grow after the rain.”

NEITHER INNOCENT NOR GUILTY draws on personal experiences, psychology of self, religious subject matter, and existential themes. It is the hope of the author that it is written from a caring perspective, infused with encouragement. “

You can also find more of Bozena’s poetry in our Poetry Library

Inspirational and supportive poetry



Our growing POETRY LIBRARY now features beautiful and inspirational poems by:
Lily J Grace
Mary Harwell Sayler
Steven du Pre
Bozena Zawisz
Alongside classics from Rabindranath Tagore, Hafiz and Mary Oliver and more…