not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Thursday, December 02, 2010

a little M.O. for us this morning

Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make 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.

-Mary Oliver


Susan said...

Oh, I love this poem. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you MO and Sara for this sweetest reminder. Mom