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The slow, unglamorous work of healing

Rose Petal by Lisbeth Zerger

Home again, but weary. Sometimes I can manage (or even ignore) my health condition, and sometimes it demands attention. Today is one is one of the latter. Myth & Moor will resume tomorrow.

The title of this post is taken from a passage in Alison Luterman's fine poem, "Invisible Work": 

"[I] thought of the invisible work that stitches up the world day and night,
the slow, unglamorous work of healing,
the way worms in the garden
tunnel ceaselessly so the earth can breathe
and bees ransack this world into being,
while owls and poets stalk shadows,
our loneliest labors under the moon."

You can read the full poem here.

The art above is a Lisbeth Zwerger illustration for The Legend of Rosepetal by Clemens Brentano. If  you, too, deal with chronic health issues, I recommend Jennifer Nix's lovely little essay, "Finding Poetry in Illness," on the Poetry Foundation website.