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.
"One day you finally knew what you had to do and began." The Journey
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
Tell about it.” Sometimes
And here is Mary reading some of her poems ... may we be blessed with many more.
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...ReplyDelete
As always, you inspire me.