Thursday, February 9, 2012

L is for Love

Really, in these days preceding Valentine's Day and our own St. Scholastica (10th) how can I pick anything else? A beautiful time for us--a time for friendship and kindness, family and hospitality, compassion and understanding. All of which we need ourselves and to be for others.

Mary Oliver's take:

I Want to Write Something So Simply

I want to write something
so simply
about love
or about pain
that even
as you are reading
you feel it
and as you read
you keep feeling it
and though it be my story
it will be common,
though it be singular
it will be known to you
so that by the end
you will think--
no, you will realize--
that it was all the while
yourself arranging the words,
that it was all the time
words that you yourself,
out of your own heart
had been saying.

Look what you can see in winter!
Along the creek path at Glinodo.