Monday, January 5, 2009

Wild & Precious

Do you know the poetry of Ohio poet, Mary Oliver? I love this quote from one of her poems and relate to it, "Tell me, what is it you intend to do with your one wild and precious life?" I once took a picture of one lone skinny mushroom popping up from the mulch in my garden and wondered if the quote was meant for it.

Or was it meant for this lovely swan who arrived again this year on Christmas morning, but this time it was alone. Tom heard it beckon him closer to the river with a soft honk and it appeared to be looking directly at him. As he approached it came closer. He tossed some stale bread but the swan swam past it toward him seemingly only wanting company. Tom was able to get within 10 feet of it at the river's edge. The swan never left until Tom (cold without his coat & hat) retreated to the house. The swan left that day

Goodnight from Silverfish, and may we all dream of art and our "one wild and precious life." Thank you Mary Oliver for your beautiful poems.

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