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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesdays are for Poetry.


Today

Today I'm flying low and I'm
not saying a word.
I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I'm taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I'm traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

- Mary Oliver (from A Thousand Mornings)

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11 Comments:

Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Beautiful! XO

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

Everything is a sheet of ice here so there is a lot of forced stillness. Waking up to a world unable to go on until some melting happens was quite lovely.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

That's a wonderful approach to the day.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

So lovely.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Kym said...

That was my go-to poem last year. I kept it in my "balance journal" and my bullet journal -- and it's tacked up on the bulletin board in my studio. One of my favorites, for sure!

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Debbie said...

Beautiful!

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

Mary Oliver just always comes up with the best, right-on-time words, thoughts, feelings. I like Tuesdays are for poetry...
Cheers~

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

Thank you for some Mary Oliver :) She is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

Beautiful. I've been feeling that this week too. Each morning I tell Boone...this would be a good day to stay home together. But out the door I go. :-)

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

I read this just the other day. I love that whole book and read a poem from it every now and then. Thank you, Mary!

Thursday, 11 January, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

stillness-could use a bit more of this in my life.

Saturday, 13 January, 2018  

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