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Poetry Day 14 - "tell me" says Mary Oliver

In “The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver begins with “Who made the world?” and leaves us with this question:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do…

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"Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Perhaps this might be, as American author Joan Didion phrases it, a “bankrupt morning” where you wake up, devoid of inspiration for your creative projects. … 118 more words


Attending to the Ordinary is One of the Great Blessings of being Alive

In one of my earlier posts, “Footprints, ” I had commented on how I have become newly aware of the great blessing of paying attention to the ordinary.   216 more words

Tell me

I have been dilatory at blogging recently – plenty to reflect on but ….  And here come excuses, but I have just read Anthony Wilson’s… 339 more words

Words, Words, Words

“Those who believe they believe in God, but without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe on in the idea of God, and not in God himself.” – Unamuno… 326 more words

Maisha "Life"

This grasshopper, I mean

Just in from gardening, tackling the massively overgrown rockery at the front of the house, pruning what wisteria I can reach, and greeting neighbours. It’s Saturday and a steady procession were on their way down to the local post office – lucky us to still have one – and stopped to chat. 409 more words