You Are Living in a Poem

“You are living in a poem,” says poet Naomi Shihab Nye.

“What do you mean, we’re living in a poem?” Or, “When? All the time, or just when someone talks about poetry?” And I’d say, “No, when you think, when you’re in a very quiet place, when you’re remembering, when you’re savoring an image, when you’re allowing your mind calmly to leap from one thought to another, that’s a poem. That’s what a poem does.”

From the wonderful and optimistic interview Your Life Is a Poem with Naomi Shihab Nye at On Being.