Rainy November Nights & Mary Oliver’s Beautiful Poetry.

Recently I came across a book of poetry by the immensely talented Mary Oliver. Her poems are so beautiful and timeless. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Processed with VSCO with a2 preset Processed with VSCO with a7 preset“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary OliverProcessed with VSCO with a7 preset“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
Mary OliverProcessed with VSCO with x1 presetProcessed with VSCO with a9 preset“to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1Processed with VSCO with a1 presetProcessed with VSCO with 2 preset“Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.”
Mary OliverProcessed with VSCO with b5 preset Processed with VSCO with a7 presetProcessed with VSCO with a8 preset“…there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save.”
Mary OliverProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetProcessed with VSCO with c4 preset“Therefore, dark past,
I’m about to do it.
I’m about to forgive you

for everything.”
Mary OliverProcessed with VSCO with b5 preset

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