Word Song







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!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Word Song

  1. L. Marie says:

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


  2. laurasibson says:

    Thank you for sharing that, Sharon!


  3. sandranickel says:

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


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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s