Stay Right by Martina Boland
Before the Moon shows itself to you,
And transforms that vast great Darkness
Even though Thought deserts You
And Feelings crush You,
And Shame makes you cringe in the Light
Even though Waiting weighs every Pound of Pain,
There is a Symphony all around You,
Underneath the Shadows,
Where Tears dance with a Symmetry
That is Natural and True
This poem was partly inspired by Ennio Morricone’s beautiful ‘The Sicilian Clan’ at the time of writing. Thanks to Deirdre Collins, Ann O’Duffy, Sean Boylan, and Darina Davis.
Martina Boland MA, MIAHIP is a psychotherapist working at the Integrative Psychotherapy Practice, Rathmines, Dublin. Martina works primarily from a Rogerian, and Reichian perspective. She has a continuing interest in the mythopoetic (Kalsched/Campbell), the landscape of Empathy, and its significance for the practice of psychotherapy.