Well, if you love nature, spirituality and inspirational poetry you should give Mary Oliver's new book, Felicity, consideration as a gift for those special friends. She is her usual extraordinary self. Here's an excerpt for you:
I Wake Close to Morning
Why do people keep asking to see
God's identity papers
when the darkness opening into morning
is more than enough?
Certainly any god might turn away in disgust.
Think of Sheba approaching
the kingdom of Solomon.
Do you think she had to ask,
"Is this the place?"
Here's the story of the Queen of Sheba visiting Solomon. (1 Kings 10:1-13)
|One of the "gifts" that our warm and snowless November has brought us: beautiful clouds in the skies.|