Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!

Good Morning!   What a day!   The sun is shining and the birds are twittering so loudly and so much, I feel the air waves must be flooded.  I can almost see as well as hear so many notes in the air.

I watched the movie There Will Be Blood last night.  I think the preview was a disservice.  The movie was much better and different than I expected.  It certainly gives an appreciation for this discovery of oil and the intrusion of drilling.  I do know.  I spent a summer in Santa Barbara, at UCSB, the year,or one of the years, the beaches were covered with oil, and still we drive. 

I offer a poem to counteract all of that.  It is warm and sunny here, so I won't be in a car again today.  I am noticing more people are walking. I used to be the only one I saw walking to and from the store with groceries, but now, I am seeing a great number of people doing the same thing.  I think the talk of going "green," and the price of gas is doing something.   People are taking to their feet, those wonderful appendages that take us so far.  Enjoy.   It is a fantastic day.

 Summer Story   (from Red Bird by Mary Oliver)
   When the hummingbird
   sinks its face
   into the trumpet vine,
   into the funnels
   of the blossoms
   and the tongue
   leaps out
   and throbs,
   I am scorched
   to realize once again
   how many small, available things
   are in this world
   that aren't
   pieces of gold
   or power ---
   that nobody owns
   or could buy even
   for a hillside of money ---
   that just
   float about the world,
   or drift over the fields,
   or into the gardens,
   and into the tents of the vines,
   and now here I am
   spending my time,
   as the saying goes,
   watching until the watching turns into feeling,
   so that I feel I am myself
   a small bird
   with a terrible hunger,
   with a thin beak probing and dipping
   and a heart that races so fast
   it is only a heartbeat ahead of breaking ---
   and I am the hunger and the assuagement,
   and also I am the leaves and the blossoms,
   and, like them, I am full of delight, and shaking.


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