Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The World Offers Itself

"This turning deeply towards what you love, saves you."  Rumi


Wild Geese
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.



Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes, 
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.


Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, 
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting  
over and over announcing your place 
in the family of things."

from Dream Work by Mary Oliver 
published by Atlantic Monthly Press
© Mary Oliver

3 comments:

D.M. SOLIS said...

Chandra, why didn't you tell me you have a blog. Beautiful work. I'm so very pleased for you.

Peace,
Diane

Caterina Martinico said...

Hi Thank you for appreciating my blog. However, this is not Chandra's blog. I am Caterina Martinico and perhaps Chandra linked to my blog, or responded to it. Thanks for the response non the less.
Caterina

Caterina Martinico said...

Hi Thank you for appreciating my blog. However, this is not Chandra's blog. I am Caterina Martinico and perhaps Chandra linked to my blog, or responded to it. Thanks for the response non the less.
Caterina