Poetry challenge: Borrow lines from your favorite poet to create a new poem.
Mary Oliver Mash-Up
Have you ever been so happy in your life?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
I, too, have known loneliness.
I also know the way the old life haunts the new.
I do not live happily or comfortably.
I keep looking around me.
Sometimes there are no rules.
Light is an invitation to happiness.
One or two things are all you need.
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.
Only if there are angels in your head will you ever possibly see one.
What blazes the trail is not necessarily pretty.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Excuse me, I have work to do.
I have put on my boots and opened the kitchen door and stepped out.
Lines borrowed from these poems, in order:
Benjamin, Who Came From Who Knows Where
With Thanks to the Field Sparrow
Some Questions You Might Ask
Three Things to Remember
One or Two Things
It Was Early
The World I Live In
I Go Down to the Shore