Thursday, October 8, 2009

What is that beautiful thing that just happened?

Hmmm, I'm suprised by how long it's been since I last wrote something here. Surprising because all these thoughts, ideas and random musings are in my head and then I realize I enjoyed thinking them, but never actually wrote them down. Sounds a little bit pyschotic doesn't it? Oh, well. I'm determined to do better.

Here's what touched my heart today:

At BlackwaterPond the tossed waters have settled after a night of rain.

I dip my cupped hands. I drink

a long time. It tastes

like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold

into my body, waking the bones. I hear them

deep inside me, whispering

Oh, what is that beautiful thing

that just happened?

-- Mary Oliver, from "New and Selected Poems"

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