Word Song

 

 

 

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WHY I WAKE EARLY

by

Mary Oliver

Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who make the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories,

and into the windows of, even, the

miserable and the crotchety —

best preacher that ever was,

dear star, that just happens

to be where you are in the universe

to keep us from ever-darkness,

to ease us with warm touching,

to hold us in the great hands of light —

good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day

in happiness, in kindness.

 

I love Mary Oliver’s poetry, especially this poem.  To me, the words sing the unfolding of a new day.   Beautiful!

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6 Responses to Word Song

  1. L. Marie says:

    Wow. That’s beautiful, Sharon! Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. laurasibson says:

    Thank you for sharing that, Sharon!

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  3. sandranickel says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for bringing this to all of us.

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  4. Thanks, Sandra! Hope you are doing well. Miss you, dear!

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