Sharing something special from my Monday with y’all today.
Lauren and I attended a class (on chakras – more to come on that!) at Mary and Martha’s Place. It was our first – and hopefully not our last – experience with this community. The director opened by lighting a candle, reading this poem and then we all shared a moment of silence. It was the perfect way to begin. I hope it provides a lovely beginning for your day, too.
Have you ever seen
in your life
than the way the sun,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon
and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again
out of the blackness,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower
streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure
that fills you,
as the sun
as it warms you
as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world–
or have you too
– Mary Oliver (from New Poems)
My next post will be from Vancouver, assuming I can remember how to post from my iPad.
10 thoughts on “Words on Wednesday | The Sun.”
Things seem so clear in Mary Oliver's poetry. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, Mary Oliver – what perfect words, especially dear on this day. Safe travels today my dear friend, sending prayers for abundant blessings on your well deserved journey! XO
safe travels to you and I do adore a mary oliver poem 🙂
Thanks for sharing this lovely poem! I hope you have a safe and wonderful journey!
That poem is wonderful and truly captures my feelings about sunset and sunrise. Safe travels, Mary!
Lovely poem! Wishing a safe trip and lots of fun experiences!
Have a super grand trip! Cheers~
Mary Oliver never fails to touch the soul. Safe travels and wonderful adventures to you!!
Ah the sun, always love its warmth and light
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