Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Scribblings: Poetry

This week's Sunday Scribblings prompt, Poetry, is so timely for me. One of the things I wanted to do with my week away was to read some poetry, and I have read, and listened to, Mary Oliver's beautiful poems.

I'm not quite brave enough to write and share a poem on the blog yet, since I don't, by far, consider myself a poet. What I want to do instead is share some of my favorite lines/phrases from Oliver's poems from the book Thirst.

*My work is loving the world.*

*the lovely meaninglessness of time*

*For a long time I was not even in this world*

*How to keep warm is always a problem, isn't it?*

*From the complications of loving you/ I think there is no end or return.*

*You have broken my heart./ Just as well.*

*In the city called Wait,/ also known as the airport,/ you might think about your life--/there is not much else to do.*

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Jane Doe said...

Those are some great lines, thanks for sharing.

Have a great Sunday,


Sweetest in the Gale said...

This is the second person who has mentioned Mary Oliver...I'm very happy about this because I truly love her poetry. Thank you for sharing those beautiful lines!

Old Grizz said...

sometimes we get caught up in writing when it is time to stop and read. What better person to spend a quite evening with than Mary Oliver.
you can never go wrong if you prescribe Mary

keiths ramblings said...

Mary Oliver pops up again! I really must search out her work. If these lines are anything to go by, it will certainly be a worthwhile journey!

quin browne said...

thanks for this

Writer Bug said...

Thanks all for stopping by. For anyone not familiar with Mary Oliver, I definitely recommend checking her out. She's amazing. The recording of her reading her poems (Mary Oliver reading Mary Oliver) is beautiful.