Robin Morgan Parkinson’s Poems


When poet Robin Morgan found herself facing Parkinson’s disease, she distilled her experiences into these four quietly powerful poems — meditating on age, loss, and the simple power of noticing.  This Ted Talks presentation has over one millions views.

My favorite is This Dark Hour at the 9:25 mark.  Here are a few of the poignant lines that touch my soul.

4 a.m…I need no light, I know the way….there is this hour, poem in my head, soil in my hand, unnameable fullness…lived to this moment, immeasurable lightness…likely I’ll lose my way…all was unbearably dear and when I’m done with daylights…let them remember that I had this hour, this dark perfect hour.



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