Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

"What astonishes me, always, is to turn from my forgetting and recall there are whole villages inside you, love, where I have yet to travel." ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, One Thousand Evenings More

Come with me into the darkness

by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff




Come with me into the darkness

where I'm not pressed to be beautiful.

Where the watched go unwitnessed, unguarded,

and deep speaks to deep in a wordless tongue.


Let me take off this outrageous costume

I bought for approval and fantasy

and go with you into the darkness

wearing only my love.




From Moonlight and Remembrance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Copyright 2011/12 Ingrid Goff Maidoff, all rights reserved.

Ingrid Goff-Maidoff is a universalist poet, mystic, celebrant of beauty and encourager of spirit who lives on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, and she has lovingly created dozens of books and gifts that help deepen intimacy with the sacred. Her blog, her inspirational offerings, and her popular Joy Postcards Newsletter all are found at