A Poem by Mary Oliver

Can You Imagine?

For example, what the trees do
not only in lightening storms
or the watery dark of a summer’s night
or under the white nets of winter
but now, and now, and now – whenever
we’re not looking. Surely you can’t imagine
they don’t dance, from the root up, wishing
to travel a little, not cramped so much as wanting
a better view, or more sun, or just as avidly
more shade – surely you can’t imagine they just
stand there loving every
minute of it, the birds or the emptiness, the dark rings
of the years slowly and without a sound
thickening, and nothing different unless the wind,
and then only in its own mood, comes
to visit, surely you can’t imagine
patience, and happiness, like that.

~ Mary Oliver ~

5 thoughts on “A Poem by Mary Oliver

  1. Hello Joan.

    Beautiful sharing.

    I cannot get the reblog button to work so I’m saving until I can share in a different way.

    Don’t know if it’s me and my new computer or WordPress continuing to be weird.

    Love that you’ve links to your book etc.

    1. I know what you mean about WP…strange happenings on this end as well. Blessings for a lovely day, my darling friend!

      1. Hello my friend. Everyone is having issues. So we are not alone. 🙂 I must admit that I am very exhausted in a few days behind on everything. There have been lots of extenuating circumstances my tech issues being only one of many. Please be patient. I love you so much and thank you for doing so. Your work is wonderful. When everything is cleared up we are going to all do great things together. Pass the word. 🙂

  2. THank you for this beautiful share. Looking at the tree outside my window – and imagining. How are you doing, my beloved friend? Sending you much, much, much love and huggie hug hugs – *hearts embracing as trees in adjacent branches smile at the flowers*

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