Prayer: patch a few words together

20 Apr 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

It doesn’t have to be

the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones; just

pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t

a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak.


Mary Oliver (1935-2019), Praying, 2006. 

Notes from the Compiler


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