Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spring Azures

    Photo by SPBM - Kansas City Contemporary Art Museum

Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,

and all the tricks my body knows—

the opposable thumbs, the kneecaps,

and the mind clicking and clicking—

don’t seem enough to carry me through the world

and I think: how I would like

to have wings—

blue ones—

ribbons of flame.

How I would like to open them, and rise

from the black rain water.

Spring Azures by Mary Oliver


Cat said...

that was stunning
thank you♥

love and light

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Thanks, Cat! Mary Oliver had a way with words.

Happy weekend to you!