There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.
There is a thing in me still dreams of trees.
But let it go. Homesick for moderation,
Half the world’s artists shrink or fall away.
If any find solution, let him tell it.
Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation
Where, as the times implore our true involvement,
The blades of every crisis point the way.
I would it were not so, but so it is.
Who ever made music of a mild day?
Stunning shot, Sharon. A joyful morning.
I’ve been reading Mary Oliver lately. Always wonderful.
Thanks, Eliza. Her work never fails to inspire and move me.
lovely photo, and Im a huge fan of Mary Oliver, I love the way she challenges our thinking 🙂
Isn’t her work stunning? She does it for me every time.
Thanks, Seonaid. 🙂
I can only agree….she has a wonderful way of pulling us into the here and now of the natural word…and of challenging us😊💕