Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beauty the brave, the exemplary, blazing open

There it is again: peony time. Here, an excerpt from Mary Oliver's meditation on mortality, Peonies . . .

Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?

Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and softly,
and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,

with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
their eagerness
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are
nothing, forever?

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Lovely ... ty