Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Lines Written In The Days Of Growing Darkness, by Mary Oliver
Lines Written In The Days Of Growing Darkness
Every year we have been
witness to it: how the
into a rich mash, in order that
it may resume.
who would cry out
to the petals on the ground
knowing, as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married
to the vitality of what will be?
I don’t say
it’s easy, but
what else will do
if the love one claims to have for the world
So let us go on
through the sun be swinging east,
and the ponds be cold and black,
and the sweets of the year be doomed.
by Mary Oliver, from New York Times, Sunday, November 7, 2010
Posted by Biomagic / Ecoversity at 9:10 AM