Sunday, October 02, 2011

Beauty


“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,

call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.”

― Mary Oliver

6 comments:

Poppy said...

I would love to see more autumn leaves, but the summer has gone crazy this year, it just doesn't want to end!

On the other hand I still have no proper jacket for the autumn so maybe that's why it's procrastinating.

Gail said...

Your header is magnificent.

A poem full of truths.

LadyCat said...

Your photos are so lovely : )
This is the second time this morning that I have come across this poem. I guess the universe is trying to tell me something. It is something I need to hear after the weekend I had. thank you.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Poppy, it summer was very strange here, hotter than usual for the month of June, cooler than usual for August. Not sure what winter is going to be like.
Sounds like the Universe is helping you out. :)
Have an awesome week! xOx

Gail, thanks. I played with my camera this past weekend, trying to figure a few things out. I rebel against reading manuals.:) The header is actually a chive bloom.:) Aren't they just beautiful when you can see the tiny little flowers!? They look like a little bouquet.
Have an amazing week! xOx

Ladycat, don't you just love it when it is clear the Universe is speaking to you. I love it when things like this happens. Mary Oliver poetry has always spoke to my heart and soul. I'm wishing you a most beautiful and joyful week! xOx

Becky~ said...

Lovely.Im a new follower,I was just visiting Lady Wellington's blog and found you there.The title of your blog caught my eye.

Have a nice week!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Hi Becky! Thanks so much for following my blog! I am thrilled! I just came from your blog and I'm now following your wonderful blog. Already, I have a new tip to make my life easier. I'm ready to go reorganize my linen closet. :)
I hope you are having a lovely day, and wishing you a great week!
xOx