This is wonderful poem with a great picture. Do we learn to fly or clip the wings of those trying?
Daily Archives: July 9, 2012
Sabbath was good. I feel rejuvenated and more at rest plus I got a lot done. Sat quietly twice during the day, went to church, and shared pizza with friends.
I read. I randomly chose a poem from Evidence by Mary Oliver called There Are Lot of Mockingbirds in This Book and read when I first got up. The last three stanzas really stood out. We plan and over plan and it is those unexpected things that reveal themselves. We just have to wait. I also read Derek Boks, Parker Palmer, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Wayne Muller, a bit of an eclectic mix.
The quiet gave me time to digest food and food for thought. I disconnected to reconnect.
this is isn’t nature
where the sweetest things, being hidden in leaves
and thorn-thick bushes
reveal themselves rarely–
this is a book
of the heart’s rapture,
of hearing and praising
and never forgetting
so that the world
is what the world is
in a long lifetime:
singer after singer
bursts from the thorn bush,
now, and again, and again,
their songs in the mind forever.
Have a great 10th of July. Smile at someone secretly.