Mary Oliver has a question for you:

Via on May 29, 2011

Too busy too important for wonder? Too crazy for power, for things? {Mary Oliver; a poem}

have you ever seen
anything
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
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,
every morning,
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
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
empty-handed—
or have you too
turned from this world—

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

- Mary Oliver, the sun

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3 Responses to “Mary Oliver has a question for you:”

  1. Scott Robinson YesuDas says:

    Love, love, LOVE me some Mary oliver!

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