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Poetry Friday: Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver

April 26th, 2019 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: What If It All Means Something by Chantal Kreviazuk

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
      to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
      mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
      in allegiance with gravity
            while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
      never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
      scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
      who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
      "Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
      and bow their heads.

- Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver

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Comments

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: April 27th, 2019 09:04 pm (UTC)

I say yes to mysteries, too!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 27th, 2019 09:16 pm (UTC)
books

I love the sense of wonder in this poem.

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: April 28th, 2019 01:31 pm (UTC)
yes

I love Mary Oliver--and especially the awe of mysteries we often overlook in this poem.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 28th, 2019 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: yes

Me too.

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