Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay.
~Ralph Blane~

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mindfulness at the top of the hill

Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
something
that more or less
kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over
in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,
the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,
the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help
but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light
of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?  

~ Mary Oliver ~


8 comments:

  1. You tied photo and words together very well. I love that fall scene.

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  2. That simple poem says so much. That words like these can paint such a beautiful picture is so amazing to me... each and every time I read something like this. Whatever would we do without words like this to brighten our world and our lives...

    Thank you... simply thank you.

    Helen

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  3. Oh, girlfriend, this speaks to my heart! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mary Oliver!

    Hoosier Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  4. What a lovely and meaningful poem. Thanks for posting this I enjoyed it very much. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  5. Amen to this...such simple pleasures are priceless. I too, thank you.

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  6. Beautiful! Photo especially! So soft and pure.

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  7. You chose the perfect photo to go with those beautiful words. Love it!

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