Rhapsody Part 7

If you are in the garden, I will dress myself in leaves.
If you are in the sea I will slide into that
smooth blue nest, I will talk fish, I will adore salt.
But if you are sad, I will not dress myself in desolation.
I will present myself with all the laughters I can muster.
And if you are angry I will come, calm and steady, with
some small and easy story.

Promises, promises, promises! The tongue jabbers, the heart
strives, fails, strives again. The world is perfect.
Love, however, is an opera, a history, a long walk, that
includes falling and rising, falling and rising, while
the heart stays as sweet as a peach, as radiant and
grateful as the deep leaved hills.

~~ Mary Oliver ~~
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8 responses to “Rhapsody Part 7

  1. I never heard of that poem from Mary Oliver – but whew – unexpected and delightful – and so true about love – and togetherness and helping the union – and more – so good!

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