Writer’s Quote: Kindness

Writer’s Quote: Kindness

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I found this incredible quote above by Nikita Gill and I thought I had to share it. We are not always kind to ourselves. We could be the cherry on top of every other person’s cake but when it comes us- to being kind to ourselves, forgiving ourselves, we are our own worst enemies.

The poem I’m sharing today as part of Writer’s quote/poem Wednesday, is written by undoubtably one of the greatest poet ever- Maya Angelou. It talks about forgiveness. And according one analysis by Prezi.com, the poem is all about a mother, acknowledging forgiveness with open arms.

This poem talks about a daughter returning home after committing (who knows what) atrocity, and amidst the blackness of the night, finds the forgiving and comforting arms of her mother, open, blameless and ready to receive her.

The Mothering Blackness by Maya Angelou

She came home running
back to the mothering blackness
deep in the smothering blackness
white tears icicle gold plains of her face
She came home running

She came down creeping
here to the black arms waiting
now to the warm heart waiting
rime of alien dreams befrosts her rich brown face
She came down creeping

She came home blameless
black yet as Hagar’s daughter
tall as was Sheba’s daughter
threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face
She came home blameless.

 

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31 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote: Kindness

  1. I love Nikita Gill! I used to always see her quotes on Pinterest, and I remember falling hard for them. She speaks to the heart.

    And what a lovely piece. As expected from Maya Angelou. I think we underestimate forgiveness, and often equate it with surrender. But it’s natural we fear displaying weakness in forgiving others, and in that, forgiveness has so much power: it takes an incredible amount of strength to overcome our own feelings of anger and hatred for the sake of something bigger.

    While forgiving others may be overwhelming both to our sense of self and understanding of our emotions, it’s also change and growth.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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