Your one wild precious life

20 Apr 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper…?


I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel in the  grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it  you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?


Mary Oliver (1935-2019), The Summer Day, 1990.

Notes from the Compiler


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