Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love and Best Wishes to Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, by far and away our most beloved, and best-selling poet, has been diagnosed with a serious illness.  Millions of us have read and shared her words widely and I can't think of a better way to wish her a speedy recovery than to share some of her words that have become some of our favorites.

"What are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?" A Summer Day

"One day you finally knew what you had to do and began."  The Journey

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves. " Wild Geese

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.”  Sometimes

And here is Mary reading some of her poems ... may we be blessed with many more.

1 comment:

  1. maybe it's reduced caloric intake, maybe it's the stars alignment or just a time out from cyber space, but suddenly this afternoon I discovered I've missed several of your posts! What a gift to read backwards...

    As always, you inspire me.