Thursday, March 7, 2013

The world offers itself to your imagination

Photo taken by me

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
― Mary Oliver

6 comments:

  1. such a pretty photo, i would love to see more of your photography :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Richelle! I will post some more up on here for sure.

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  2. Mary Oliver's poetry is always so beautiful! And your photo is so gorgeous, light, light, light :)

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    1. Agreed Sofia, her poetry speaks right to my heart. And always seeking the light, always.

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