Saturday, April 23, 2011

Percy (2002-2009)


This - I said to Percy when I had left our bed and gone out onto the living room couch where he found me apparently doing nothing – this is called thinking. It’s something people do, not being entirely children of the earth, like a dog or a tree or a flower. His eyes questioned such an activity…Actually I like kissing better.


A Year's Rising with Mary Oliver's Poems 
January 1, 2010 - April 23, 2011

Oh Mary and readers, we are at our last poem together and it is one where I resist her words.  This happens so rarely.  For I feel that people are entirely children of this earth. Our thinking is as the sap rising in the tree and a dog drooling.  Maybe if I had the gift of genius of words that Mary had, I too would feel a separation from life around me.  For how can words capture the kiss of the morning sun upon one’s face and the caress of the wind or a feathered wing?

I suppose they can’t, but they do remind us where the path is.

So I thank you Mary for this time together, for keeping me on the path to see beauty, tragedy, interconnection - reality - in all moments.

And now I think I will lay down my pen, and go and kiss the ground and hug a tree  - my future and always daily nature meditation.


What might you share with others here about your experience of Mary’s poems and our shared reflections?

What is your daily nature meditation?

6 comments:

  1. Bless you LoraKim and thank you so much for all you have given us and helped discover on this blog.

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  2. thank you to for sharing the journey!

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  3. Thank you for leading the journey. It has greatly enriched my life. It feels so good to know someone who finds spirituality in the same way I do. I will continue to reread some of the more meaningful poems as I arise each day, and review the reflections.

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  4. Thank you, LoraKim for your dedication to this undertaking. It is this blog that opened the door for me to create my own blog. I found that I needed to share the poems I encounter that are just too good too keep to myself or ones that I find puzzling. I don't know how you found the discipline to do this daily, but I find it rewarding to post poems a couple times each week. I would recommend it to those of you who do not already have your own blog.

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  5. Thank you for commenting on a couple of my stories, Evi. It's so lovely to get feedback. I'm going to dip into your blog over the next days. I'm not very familiar with Mary Oliver - but I do know (and love) Wild Geese so I'm looking forward to finding out more.

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