To Be Amazed

Passed this lichen on my walk yesterday.


I’ve always been a great admirer of the poetry and writings of Mary Oliver. The other day I was going through some notes of mine and came across these words of hers – deeply touching. Sadly, she died in January 2019.

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”

She lived these words.

15 thoughts on “To Be Amazed

  1. John Hric

    Not sure which I enjoyed more – the shots of lichen or finding out about Mary Oliver. I will have to track down one of her books of poetry. Anyone who suffers the criticism ‘that she was criticized for writing poetry that assumes a dangerously close relationship between women and nature ‘ sounds like a writer worth reading. Thanks Don

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