Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Today's poem

I love poetry,  I think it’s like chocolate truffles – tiny but dense,  rich and carrying far more weight than expected – but unlike truffles,  they are calorie free!

Here’s one I read by Mary Oliver this morning:-
Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping,  the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather,
I hardly move though really I’m travelling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

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