Haven Winter Blog Series: My Haven

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Every year I give my blog over to my Haven Writing Retreats alums for a week or so, and ask them to write on a theme. This year it’s this question: What is your haven and how do you show up for it?

Here is my answer.

You Are My Haven

Laura Di Franco


You are my haven,

my safe space to be



You’re my shelter

in a storm.

The only one

who sees.


You feed

my soul,

wrap your arms

around my heart,

hold the pieces

broken apart.


are the glue.


You’re the mirror

for my soul

how I know


my essence

my purpose

my worth,

get acquainted

with the light

and the dark.


You help me


remind me

there’s no more time

to be afraid.


What you say

sits softly

in my core


a magic wand

creating a song

from the shadows



Finding you

like a jewel

just lying there

all sparkly and blue

in the mud

saying, “scoop me up.”

It’s like you

were dropped there

from heaven.

My haven

is you,

the calm

the fire

the peace

you inspire

the strength

I feel

in my bones

how my mind

feels light

and free.


Thank you

for giving those treasures

to me.

Thank you for



holding me


keeping me


forcing me


the healing.



are my haven.


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4 Responses to Haven Winter Blog Series: My Haven

  1. Laura di Franco,
    what a beautiful poem.
    It is so ‘you’, and it is so ‘me too’.
    I knew something wonderful would come from your pen.

  2. Dear Laura, How lovely! This read like a prayer to me, I could almost hear the music in the form of waves, sunlight and midnight shadows. Beautifully done!
    Breathe Deep, Think Peace

  3. Shirley

    Your words are heartfelt and as soft as butterfly wings. Your love and security shine through.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Jennifer Revill

    Such a lovely poem. Thank you.

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