Wednesday, March 30, 2016

With My Whole Heart.

I read Mary Oliver's beautiful poem "When Death Comes" this morning. The last few verses resonated so strongly with what I've been feeling lately - and seeing all around me - that I wanted to share them with you.

the red bud next door is just starting to leaf out ♥

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.


10 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful. (And I'm going to be looking for all the hearts when the redbuds leaf out here -- stunning photo, too.)

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  2. That is a great mantra for a full and happy life.

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  3. That is so beautiful and very timely for me to read-my mom passed away on Good Friday and we had her funeral yesterday. She died in peace, without fear or regrets. Thank for sharing this lovely poem.

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  4. Thank you for sharing such beautiful words.

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  5. I shall keep this in my heart ...and my journal. Thank you for sharing and giving us hope and courage.
    Cheers~

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  6. Her poems are just ... such a gift. XO

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  7. That's a lovely poem, and isn't that we all want?

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