Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

Stillness

TODAY Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word. I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must. the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting … Continue reading

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What We Attend To

My experience is what I agree to attend to. ~William Blake~ When you listen with empty ears you hear more.  And this is the core of the secret:  Attention is the beginning of devotion. ~Mary Oliver~ So much beauty and … Continue reading

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Why We Love Our Dogs

    THE SWEETNESS OF DOGS ~Mary Oliver~ What do you say, Percy?  I am thinking of sitting out on the sand to watch the moon rise.  It’s full tonight. So we go. and the moon rises, so beautiful it … Continue reading

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What is Prayer?

I HAPPENED TO BE STANDING ~Mary Oliver~ I don’t know where prayers go, or what they do. Do cats pray, while they sleep half-sleep in the sun? Does the opossum pray as it crosses the street? The sunflower?  The old … Continue reading

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Poem for a Snowy Day

HOW IT IS WITH US, AND HOW IT IS WITH THEM We become religious, then we turn from it, then we are in need and maybe we turn back. We turn to making money, then we turn to the moral … Continue reading

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Lose Yourself in the Ordinary

Mindful Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight that leaves me like a needle in the haystack  of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen to … Continue reading

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A Quiet Prayer

Praying It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t  … Continue reading

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