Saturday, April 19, 2008

Poem for the day

Another wonderful Geraint Smith photograph.

I have no words for today, but here is one of my favorite poems by Mary Oliver.

You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --over and over announcing your place in the family of things.


Julie said...

That's beautiful. Very nice.

Dagny said...

I love it.

thank you.