Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quote of the Day (Mary Oliver, on God’s Gift of ‘Another Day’)

"Lord, when I sleep I feel you near.
When I wake, and you are already wiping the stars away,
I rise quickly, hoping to be like your wild child
the rose, the honey-maker the honey-vine;
a bird shouting its joy as it floats
through the gift you have given us: another day."—Mary Oliver, "More Beautiful than the Honey Locust Tree Are the Words of the Lord," in Thirst: Poems (2006)

I took this image of Chautauqua Lake two months ago while on vacation at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York.

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