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OH, Mary Oliver, the end of this lovely, gentle poem packs a punch!!

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OH, Mary Oliver, the end of this lovely, gentle poem packs a punch!!

Have you ever seen anything
in your life more wonderful
than the way the sun,
every evening,relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon
and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,and is gone–
and how it slides again
out of the blackness, every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower
streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure
that fills you,as the sun
reaches out, as it warms you
as you stand there,empty-handed–
or have you too turned from this world–
or have you too gone crazy
for power, for things?
-Mary Oliver
“The Sun”

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Author: tinagstanley

Tina Stanley, L.C.S.W., is a skilled and caring psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, specializing in anxiety, depression, relationships and parenting , postpartum depression, childbirth preparation, chronic pain. She practices in Sonoma County, California.

One thought on “OH, Mary Oliver, the end of this lovely, gentle poem packs a punch!!

  1. Dear Mary Oliver embodies the ‘Divine Feminine’ … !

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