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patswife 08-08-2013 05:23 PM

Love the Mary Oliver poem, Steph! Not familiar with her--will have to look into that! Thanks for a beautiful , thought provoking piece of work. Have a wonderful day!!
Love,
Joanne

Norma Rae 08-08-2013 05:57 PM

Oh . . . you are going to LOVE Mary Oliver! Who doesn't, really? She uses a lot of nature imagery (Wendell Berry is good for that, too). To start, however, I would highly suggest doing an internet search for her poem "The Journey" right now. Do not wait! Do it now!!! Enjoy . . .

love from the Midwest,
steph

Cushings 08-09-2013 02:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SandraHelton
Beautiful pic Di. Seeing animals happy is the greatest joy.


Happy animals always make makes me feel good, Sandra.

Love,
Di

patswife 08-09-2013 07:15 PM

Steph, Just googled Mary Oliver's poem The Journey. Loved it!! Will be reading more of her work as soon as possible. Seems to be something we can all relate to. Thanks for the recommendation!
Love,
Joanne

Cher O 08-09-2013 07:29 PM

Steph,
 
I googled "The Journey" and found a site with more of Mary Oliver's work and poems by Rumi and others. It is a small gem. It is easy to find so I won't post a link, but thanks for introducing me to MO. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner. I should have known about her already. Thanks for correcting this oversight. Love, C.

Quote of the Day:
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Another quote:
You are a unique expression of everything in existence, and you shine with the beauty of a million stars.

ShirleyMac 08-12-2013 07:25 PM

Hello
Happy fur people always make me happy, too. I'm celebrating Terry's recovery and Buddy's understanding.

Loa 08-17-2013 07:43 PM

Maria von Trapp has it all covered for me :) I used too watch this film every single day when I was a child ... and this song still works for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwTphY_QMUo

Norma Rae 08-26-2013 10:15 AM

Now
 
Happened upon the following Mary Oliver poem before meditation this morning. It reminded me of the song that we are all likely familiar with now that introduces each IE Radio show, which is certainly celebratory. The following Oliver poem is not only celebratory, but also pensive and contemplative of change in each and every moment of this precious transitory life:
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"Last Days" by Mary Oliver


Things are changing, things are starting to Spin, snap, fly off into

the blue sleeve of the long afternoon. Oh and ooh

come whistling out of the perished mouth

of the grass, as things boil back

into substance and hue, As everything

forgetting its own enchantment, whispers

I too love oblivion, why not, it is full

of second chances. NOW,

hiss the bright curls of the leaves. NOW!

booms the muscle of the wind."

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Namaste from the Midwest,

Stephanie


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