Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quote of the Day (Mary Oliver, on ‘Small, Available Things’)



“I am scorched
to realize once again
how many small, available things
are in this world

that aren’t pieces of gold
or power."— Mary Oliver, “Summer Story,” in Red Bird (2009)

I took the picture accompanying this post at Harbourtown in Hilton Head, S.C.

(Thanks to my friend Gretel DeRuiter for bringing the poet Mary Oliver to my attention.)

1 comment:

Gretel DeRuiter said...

Oh, Michael! Thank you so much for making sure I didn't miss this post of yours -- and for reminding me how restorative Oliver's voice can be for me in these healing days ahead.