Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mary Oliver - Why I Wake Early

Hello, sun in my face. 
Hello, you who made the morning 
and spread it over the fields 
and into the faces of the tulips 
and the nodding morning glories, 
and into the windows of, even, the 
miserable and the crotchety –

best preacher that ever was, 
dear star, that just happens 
to be where you are in the universe 
to keep us from ever-darkness, 
to ease us with warm touching, 
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning. 

Watch, now, how I start the day 
in happiness, in kindness. 


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