Tuesday, April 2, 2019

National Poetry Month

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To get the April celebration started, here's one by the beloved Mary Oliver.


It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.