Listening now and forever?

24 Apr 2022 | Holy Spirit | 0 comments

The god of dirt

came up to me many times and said

so many wise and delectable things, I lay

on the grass listening

to his dog voice,

crow voice,

frog voice: now,

he said, and now,

and never once mentioned forever,

 which has nevertheless always been, like a sharp iron hoof,

at the center of my mind.


Mary Oliver (1935-2019), Dream Work, 1986.

Notes from the Compiler


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