Mary Oliver Mashup – May 8, 2019
OM5 – Opportunities Mary Oliver Modestly Offers Me

Do you have a question that can’t be answered? (“From the Book of Time”)

I have refused to live locked in the orderly house of reasons and proofs. (“The World I Live In”)

Most of the world says no, no, it’s not possible. (“Do Stones Feel?)

Frankly, I prefer just to lounge under a tree. (“On Meditating, Sort Of”)

To sit down, like a weed among weeds, and rustle in the wind. (“Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches”)

Going to Walden is not so easy a thing – It is the slow and difficult trick of living and finding it where you are. (“Going to Walden”)

I am not even surprised that I can do this. (“Franz Marc’s Blue Horses”)

There is no end, believe me! to the inventions of summer, to the happiness your body is willing to bear. (“The Roses”)

By next week, the violets will be blooming. (“Drifting”)

-Kim Johnson, composed using borrowed lines from the poetry of Mary Oliver

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