"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Messenger


Messenger

My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work, 
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
astonished.
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

~Mary Oliver~

Happy Thanksgiving friends

xoxo

17 comments:

  1. happy thanksgiving dear mj, i hope you and your family fill up with lots of good food and LOVE.

    (mary o. sigh)

    xoxo

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  2. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, lovely lady! xoxoR

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  3. happy thanksgiving to you too!!!

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  4. Wonderful...Happy Thanksgiving to you.x

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  5. this poem brought tears to my eyes... thank you MJ : )

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  6. love mary oliver - hope your thanksgiving was wonderful!

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  7. Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving, MJ!!

    xoxo

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  8. How I love Mary Oliver.
    Simply beautiful photo there to go with the poetry too :)
    Thank you :) This gives me warm thoughts.
    Happy weekend to you and yours.

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  9. What a beautiful poem, and a perfectly complimentary photo. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoy the weekend with your family - more lasts in your home and in Florida :)

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  10. beautiful words, beautiful photo.
    wishing you and your family a lovely thanksgiving.

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  11. you and I are RIGHT in step again. I almost chose this poem to read at Thanksgiving, but decided to just speak a few words instead of my own.
    Big love and hoping you had and are having a wonderful weekend.
    XO

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, MJ, dear dear friend. What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it here. Thank you for being a constant source of support. Thank you for your insight, your way of seeing, your Being. Thank you for giving everything that you give. Thank you for all that you share. Thank you, MJ, for YOU.

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  13. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  14. Love this picture and the Mary Oliver poem. I so love her words. Thank you! :) xo

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  15. Love it.
    Happy Late Thanksgiving to you

    Cheers,
    Leah

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