Sunday, April 7, 2013

What I Have Learned So Far : Poem In Your Post

 
Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don't think so.

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of— indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone.

— Mary Oliver
    New and Selected Poems, Volume 2
    Beacon Press, Boston, 1992 (Web)


MFB,
L

p.s.  April is Poetry Month in the United States.  Why not revisit wisdom-stones or alight upon fresh-budding posies at Poets.org?  You're bound to find solace and surrender there.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Nice poem -- thanks for sharing. :)

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