Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday January 24, 2013


My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird--
    equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old?  Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
    keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
    and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
    to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
    that we live forever.

--Mary Oliver, Thirst 2006


  1. Photographs are so empowering an speak from the heart and speak the truth. What a lovely image of a lovely little girl with her big sister beside her. Thanks for reminding me why I photograph.

  2. Thanks for coming by and taking a peek. I would love to see your photographs online!