Words of 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.... Continue Reading →

the nature of things

i suppose i wish, greater tales to tell, than that of which, is the nature of things. i woke before the sun, hoping to catch her show, i waited and waited for sunrise, indulging in baileys + coffee or two or three. but as darkness turned slow, muting its triyanny into light, i realized the... Continue Reading →

Stay Open

"I need you to stay open," Whispered the moon. I choose to ignore, Sensing the pull, That takes me to seclusion. "Stay brave," she insisted, Speaking to the broken edges, Wishing to inspire. But you see, Foolish enthusiast, You cannot out run the truths of the mind. They taught me well. The lessons they burned,... Continue Reading →

Patience, Love Unknown

I suppose this is what they call longing A subtle yearning to dissolve solitude. I think of “him”, whom I have not yet met, Or here but slyly hidden in the shadows. Only time will resolve the heart’s pondering. I wonder often, With non-attachment, Who he is, where he is, Is he living his truth?... Continue Reading →

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