Monday Morning Mary: Into the Woods

Artist Woods

Into the Woods

What is the difference
between helplessness
and surrender?
Between lamenting your lot
and surrendering to grace?
It is this:
the Artist’s Woods,
rife with peril and mercy.
Keep going, I tell myself
in the musical sunlight.
Maybe, I tell myself
in the circles of fog.
And in the scary night,
when I can only crouch,
I listen for an angel to tell me
Be brave.
Mary of Dell