Posts tagged "Mary Oliver"
Failing and Flying

Failing and Flying

This is not my favorite poem, it’s not a philosophy that inspires me, or fills me with gratitude.  (I’m more a Mary Oliver kinda gal :-))  And still, this spare, clear poem by Jack Gilbert, Failing and Flying, with its directness and lack of nostalgia, provocative and pertinent, offers an invitation to see the world and our challenges in...
For the Beauty of the Earth...

For the Beauty of the Earth…

For the Beauty of the Earth — this lovely hymn came to mind as I woke this morning, Earth Day, and teared up at the wonder, the splendor, the extraordinary preciousness of this Pale Blue Dot we inhabit. At a recent Suzuki Elders AGM, I heard Carl Sagan’s Blue Dot speech.  You might just want to...