I was scrolling through my IG feed when I stumbled upon a post thanking Mary Oliver. My heart broke a little when I read on and discovered that she died on January 17. Her poems are a balm to the soul.
This gem of a poem will always resonate with me so much.
by Mary OliverTruly, we live with mysteries too marvelousto be understood.How grass can be nourishing in themouths of the lambs.How rivers and stones are foreverin allegiance with gravitywhile we ourselves dream of rising.How two hands touch and the bonds willnever be broken.How two people come, from delight or thescars of damage,to the comfort of a poem.Let me keep my distance, always, from thosewho think they have the answers.Let me keep company always with those who say“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,and bow their heads.Thank you for the wonder and the magic, Mary Oliver. You will be missed but your poems will live on.Advertisements