Back to the Origin. {Poem} ~ Sarah Arkin Haisley

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on May 6, 2013
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This dialogue is personal.

It’s about me

And it’s about you.

Where do we start and end?

Where do I end and you begin?

In every sense a gradient.


Each of us shares

And the other mirrors

From a reservoir of experience.

Alternately clear or cloudy or

Every so often reflecting

Blinding and illuminating light.


When mirrors reflect mirrors and

We become lost in permutations

Then we follow the trail

Back to the origin.

Where we each begin.


And we begin again.



Sarah Arkin HaisleyI am many things: a mom, a wife, an artist, a designer, a writer who has come back to writing after a very long hiatus, a lover of trying to stay centered through mindfulness and yoga practice. I think the direct path to truth can be found most easily in the winding path of a metaphor. Mostly, I am trying to be and engage, and love as fully as I can.

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29 Responses to “Back to the Origin. {Poem} ~ Sarah Arkin Haisley”

  1. Sue Greenberg says:

    I love this poem! It celebrates relationship, individuality, and the courage to be authentic—-not an easy task in this very complicated world. Thanks so much Sarah for this beauty shared. I look forward to many more!

  2. Nancy DeGennaro says:

    Thanks for sharing one of your many talents! 🙂

  3. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you so much, Sue! What a wonderful sentiment you have shared–so true that it isn't simple to celebrate the core beauty of relationships and our selves in this complicated and noisy world. It takes good friends, and good dialogue, to help embrace and build that beauty!

  4. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Nancy! <3

  5. Michelle Crowe Paz says:

    Well done Sarah 🙂

  6. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Michelle!

  7. Sara says:

    Beautiful Sarah! I can't wait to read more!!

  8. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you, Sara!

  9. Jessica Arkin says:

    Wonderful, Sarah! The poem is very insightful and thought provoking. Mom (the published poetess) would be so proud that her daughter has also published a poem.

  10. Denise Katsabanis says:

    Sarah, I recogized your light a long time ago! Beautiful words from a beautiful person!

  11. Elana Dolberg says:

    When mirrors reflect mirrors… so true so true. You simply stated what confounds us every day… poetic therapy. Nice job! Love to read more.

  12. Beth says:

    Well done; I am so proud of you! It's great to see your talent published.

  13. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you, Jess 🙂 I always loved running my writing by mom when I was young. I hope she would have liked this <3

  14. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    What a beautiful compliment, Denise! Thank you, and back at you 🙂

  15. Sarah says:

    Elana, it's always so interesting to see what someone takes away from a poem. Thank you for this! Lovely.

  16. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Beth <3

  17. Sharon says:

    It's so wonderful to see you following in your mother's footsteps like this. Beautiful writing.

  18. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Sharon 🙂

  19. Lynn says:

    Beautiful, Sarah! Keep writing… are truly gifted 🙂

  20. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you, Lynn! I definitely have been feeling inspired, which I so welcome. I really appreciate the supportive sentiment!

  21. Mark says:


  22. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Mark 🙂

  23. Tina Tahir says:

    Sarah, your poem ,your simply words truly touched my heart.

  24. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you, Tina! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it!

  25. Dana says:

    Beautiful Poem Sarah! "Alternately clear or cloudy"…. I love this line! I look forward to reading more!

  26. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thank you, Dana! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed it 🙂

  27. Beautiful Sarah. May we all find that "blinding and illuminating light" that lies right within us

  28. Sarah Arkin Haisley says:

    Thanks, Arlene! And I wish the same for all <3

  29. Emily Convers says:

    So beautiful, Sarah. xox