Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Monday, May 10, 2010

Among the Trees

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

~ Mary Oliver


At 10:43 AM, Blogger A wildlife gardener said...

...and your light definitely shines out to the whole world, dear Jeanne... :)

Love your Mother's Day post...a belated Happy Mother's Day to you, dear Friend :)

Wishing you lots of love...WG xxx

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love you my darling friend

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Marilyn Miller said...

I love poetry by Mary Oliver. Thanks for this pretty poem.


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