Friday, October 17, 2008

Poetry Friday: Love Like Salt

Love Like Salt
by Lisel Mueller

It lies in our hands in crystals
too intricate to decipher

It goes into the skillet
without being given a second thought

It spills on the floor so fine
we step all over it

Read the rest here

I needed "love like salt" this week. And I was blessed, because it flowed. Amen.

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Becky's Book Reviews.


  1. How lovely Sara! I'll have to carry this one around in my wineskin too. Thank God for the love passed around.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this one--and glad love was flowing this week!

  3. What a wonderful poem. Thanks for passing on the love.

  4. Holy crap. That's not a very eloquent thing to say in response to such an eloquent poem, but that has brought tears to my eyes. Leave it to Mueller. I've never read that poem before.

    What a perfect prayer of a post.

  5. oh.

  6. I appreciate this poem. The "love like salt" motif (and variations) in fairy tales is one of my favorites.

  7. Oh. LOVE this. I'm going to print it out.

  8. What a profound, yet banal description of love. I really like that.

  9. I love all the reminders about how we carry salt with us...especially the pinch behind our eyes.


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