Thursday, February 20, 2014

In the Heaven of Earth

On this cold February morning, I remind myself of moments when I've truly experienced this heaven of earth.

Railay Beach, Thailand

(Dala Floda, Sweden; photos by B.L.)

"...not in the serious,
   careful way
         that we choose
              this blossom or that blossom—

the way we praise or don't praise—
   the way we love
         or don't love—
              but the way

we long to be—
   that happy
         in the heaven of earth—
              that wild, that loving."

Read the full poem "Luke" by Mary Oliver, here on the Writer's Almanac (my favorite radio program / podcast).

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