Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?”
Mary Oliver is speaking through all of us this week!
This poem really opened my eyes to see, that now I am very clear about not wanting the world’s busyness, it does not offer it to me anymore.
It took a long time to make this decision,
but once I tasted the high mountains and snuggled into the pale mist and deep silence,
I knew I was home…….
“The Old Poets Of China
“Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.”
― Mary Oliver, Why I Wake Early