Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Solstice


...I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

~Mary Oliver

(excerpt from "The Summer Day")

(c) Mary Oliver 1992

photo: (c) bruce Behnke 2021