linger after the rain

Lingering in Happiness 
After rain after many days without rain,
it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees,
and the dampness there, married now to gravity,
falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground
where it will disappear — but not, of course, vanish
except to our eyes. The roots of the oaks will have their share,
and the white threads of the grasses, and the cushion of moss;
a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole’s tunnel;
and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,
will feel themselves being touched.

~Mary Oliver

 

Let your very roots be touched and nourished with Mary Oliver’s words today.

33 comments on “Inspiration – Lingering in Happiness

  1. “a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole’s tunnel;
    and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,
    will feel themselves being touched”. I found myself smiling trying to picture this. It’s so gentle and fairy-tale like. Love it!

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  2. Such a gifted, inspired writer.

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  3. Wonderful poem by Mary Oliver, Val~~

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  4. Beautiful! M.O. is a wonderful poet. 🙂

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  5. The Smiling Pilgrim

    The picture totally makes me want to be a monk contemplating in the glory of nature 🙂

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  6. I was certainly nourished dear Val thank you xx

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  7. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Val. ❤

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  8. Beautiful, calming, true. Always what I find here with you, Val. Lovely share. ❤

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  9. An amazing poem, Val. So delicate. Thanks for introducing me to Mary Oliver.

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  10. MO’s words often speak the right sentiment at the right time, at least for me. Nice share, Val.

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  11. Mary always touches my soul Val. 🙂

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  12. Reblogged this on Mindfulness Living and commented:
    Reposted from ‘Find Your Middle Ground’ beautiful inspirational words by Mary Oliver

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  13. Such a beautiful post.

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