Spring into Life

28 Apr 2022 | Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Oh, feed me this day, Holy Spirit, with

the fragrance of the fields and the

freshness of the oceans which you have

made, and help me to hear and to hold

in all dearness those exacting and wonderful

words of our Lord Jesus Christ, saying:

Follow me.


Mary Oliver (1935-2019), Six recognitions of the Lord, 2006, 



Notes from the Compiler

Mary Oliver's main theme was the meeting of the human and natural world, together with a sensitive awareness of transcendence in the interaction. This was her personal testimony: ‘It was a very bad childhood for everybody, every member of the household, not just myself, I think. And I escaped it, barely, with years of trouble. But I did find the entire world in looking for something. But I got saved by poetry. And I got saved by the beauty of the world.'


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