I Want to Write Something So Simply


 

Mary Oliver is my favorite poet.  Her words always speak to me, simple and clear but like a rich lotion they sooth my heart.  Sadly, she died this week.   I don’t have permission to post any of her poems but I will run the risk.  I want everyone to know the beauty of her works.

I Want to Write Something So Simply

I want to write something

so simply

about love

or about pain

that even

as you read

you keep feeling it

and though it be my story

it will be common,

though it be singular

it will be known to you

so that by the end

you will think –

no, you will realize –

that it was all the while

yourself arranging the words,

that it was all the time

words that you yourself,

out of your own heart

had been saying

                                                                                                        by ………………..    Mary Oliver

 

 

About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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