Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Your one wild and precious life"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention,
how to fall down into the grass,
how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed,
how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"

-Mary Oliver


katja said...

Hey you! Synchronicity strikes again. This very excerpt from Mary Oliver's poem was my status line on Facebook only yesterday. I've been mulling over this question for a good few days now. Your new blog is scrumptious!

Tracie said...

Katja! I've tried sending you umpteen emails and it's not working.....what's up with that? Do I have to rejoin Facebook to reconnect or what? Contact me!!!