Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Favorite

I think I've posted about two dozen of Mary Oliver's poems throughout this site. If you put the word "Oliver" in the search box in the upper left, most of them will be brought up.

I want to end this month with what may be my favorite of hers, though that is really silly to say because there are so many that are truly wonderful. Let's say instead that this one is in the top three--at least for now!

If you don't own a Mary Oliver book of poems I would suggest Thirst as one you might consider. Here's an amazon link if you wish.

"What I Said at Her Service"

When we pray to love God perfectly,
surely we do not mean only.

(Lord, see how well I have done.)

One of our October morning skies--just yesterday.