Mary Oliver & Her Magic: When a Poem Becomes a Guide

Today I want to do nothing more than share a few words of wisdom from Mary Oliver, the naturalist and American poet:

 

There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.

Like, telling someone you love them.

Or giving your money away, all of it.

 

Your heart is beating, isn’t it?

You’re not in chains, are you?

 

There is nothing more pathetic than caution

when headlong might save a life,

even, possibly, your own.

“Moments” – Mary Oliver

 

Little Winnowers, powerful words, aren’t they? They teach us about the dire need to live at our full potential. Mary Oliver’s call to arms is not against an external cause, not against a social or political movement. It is about developing the courage to save our own lives. We are here for these moments. And we are ready.

All my love, all the time,

Laura

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nurse. writer. poet. (414) born & raised.

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