March 17, 1982 my husband Steve gave me a book of poems called Poems that touch the heart. He never has had any interest in poetry. His interests lie in black holes, science of any type, and garage woodworking. So I thought it very sweet that he got me a present he knew absolutely nothing about.
Well, I love this book and read it so much more often than I thought I would. I always find a new treasure for some situation that comes up in my life. I particularly, have always loved this poem.
Oh, the comfort-the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
Having to neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words-but pouring them
All right out-just as they are-
Chaff and grain together-
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them-
Keep what is worth keeping-
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.
by Dinah Marie Mulock Craik