Thursday, January 17, 2019

In Honor of Mary Oliver

Her words touch my heart and fill me with wonder.  Her belief that poems "mustn't be fancy"  is just one of the many lessons she has taught me about writing.  Her poetry and interviews inspire me to take notice of the small everyday miracles of nature.   I have several collections of her writings on my bookshelf, but this poem has always been my favorite.  Whenever I get discouraged, the last two lines remind me that life is too precious and too amazing to waste.

A big thank you to my friend Trisha of The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting today.