Tuesday, July 03, 2012


It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

--Mary Oliver


  1. Anonymous8:51 pm

    Lovely. I think that is so true, but I never thought to write it down.

  2. I love her poetry. :)


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