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Thursday, April 19, 2007

the sun's back!

And in honour of her long-awaited and highly anticipated arrival, here's a poem from the incomparable Mary Oliver:

The Sun

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats towards the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone—
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance—
and have you ever felt for anything

such wild love—
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world—

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

Oliver, Mary. New and Selected Poems. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.


Anonymous krissa said...

And according to your weather icon, today is another nice day in Hamilton. ... I like her poem. And once again, you have introduced to me a writer I had not heard of. ... Enjoy the weather!

April 20, 2007 10:15 a.m.

Blogger KJ's muse said...

Yes, I intend to! A sun-drenched (but not too warm) weekend is exactly what I need. :)

April 21, 2007 9:46 p.m.


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