Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day One Hundred Seventy Six

I pledge allegiance to Mary Oliver.

When I Am Among the Trees

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
A sneak peek into Ann Wood's world.  I adore this image.
I am nothing if not persistent.  In my ever present desire to continue moving toward my goal I offer up the following five items:

1.  Empty Rubbermaid container - I choose to use glass
2.  A bundle of wrenches - things I had two of
3.  A black sweatshirt
4.  The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
5.  Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Kim! Loved the poem & I really enjoy reading your daily thoughts. You are one dedicated, lovely soul! Yesterday I got an email from Jake Schoellkopf--worked type 3 @ Augsburg, now divorced & working as a photographer in NM. Do you remember him? What a surprise to reconnect with him after all these years!



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