Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

We are one -




Joan posts this poem for me today, about the same time my friend Joyce sent me the other one.   Mary Oliver sings of how all runs through the other.  Celebrate the beauty of all we are today, and what a day to do it.  Is the day this glorious everywhere?   Yes, it must be.   My heart is ablaze with the light, sounds, and glow.




The Fish

The first fish
I ever caught
would not lie down
quiet in the pail
but flailed and sucked
at the burning
amazement of the air
and died
in the slow pouring off
of rainbows. Later
I opened his body and separated
the flesh from the bones
and ate him. Now the sea
is in me: I am the fish, the fish
glitters in me; we are
risen, tangled together, certain to fall
back to the sea. Out of pain,
and pain, and more pain
we feed this feverish plot, we are nourished
by the mystery.
 

                                                                                                                      - Mary Oliver




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