A World Gone Wrong

 A Very Mary Variation 

A Golden Shovel poem taken from a line of “At the River Clarion” by Mary Oliver – I pray for the desperate world. 

A World Gone Wrong

I tremble at the revelations unfolding,

pray for a nation in turmoil- 

for a world in peril as 

the nations, their races, their churches, their own families – 

desperate for healing, suffer on in a 

world gone wrong



A Very Mary Oliver Variation

Golden Shovel poem taken from a line of  “To Begin With, The Sweet Grass” –  You have a life- just imagine that!


you need a smile to

have a chance to make

a new friend, to enjoy

life and all its joys- 

just sharing that sparkle of acceptance:

imagine the possibilities 

that can bloom!