Friday, March 20, 2009


It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

Mary Oliver

(From today's inward/outward online newsletter)

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

I saw that earlier- it is beautiful.