Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Praying" by Mary Oliver

It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Hi-- I enjoyed reading your comments on your blog and enjoyed finding this Mary Oliver piece when I visited you.