“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

I am in hibernation mode.
That does not stop National Poetry Month from working its way into my marrow.
Here is another favorite…
Peace,  Jen
Ahhh… Words.
Wild Geese
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 body
love what it loves.
Tell me about 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.

~ by Step On a Crack on April 5, 2012.

3 Responses to ““Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver”

  1. Love this. Thank you for this. I’m in my cave too. Will try catching up. You OK? I’m OK, but would love to hear … yahoo …


  2. Same. Ahh, my talent for stating the obvious 😉


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