Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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The rain continues softly pouring down!

All sparkles this morning in the glorious fall of rain. A good friend calls. We hadn't spoken since summer, as she was dealing with complexities of life, and, now, we connect both knowing the blessings of our lives from all we have been through.  We are grateful for what life brings when we reach to absorb, and hold, and surrender and let go. Her mother died last Monday. She chooses Cataract Falls for her healing. I chose Pierce Point when my mother died. What would we do without nature, our motherly, constant, renewing, rebirthing  guide?

Joyce sends this poem by Mary Oliver this morning. What a treat!


The Swan
 
Across the wide waters
 something comes
    floating--a slim
       and delicate
 
ship, filled
    with white flowers--
       and it moves
          on its miraculous muscles
 
as though time didn't exist,
    as though bringing such gifts
        to the dry shore
           was a happiness
 
almost beyond bearing.
   And now it turns its dark eyes,
     it rearranges
        the clouds of its wings,
 
it trails
   an elaborate webbed foot,
       the color of charcoal.
          Soon it will be here.
 
Oh what shall I do
  when that poppy-colored beak
    rests in my hand?
        Said Mrs. Blake of the poet:
 
I miss my husband's company--
  he is so often
      in paradise.
         Of course! the path to heaven
 
doesn't lie down in flat miles.
   It's in the imagination
     with which you perceive
        this world,
 
and the gestures
   with which you honor it.
      Oh, what will I do, what will I say, when those
                   white wings
             touch the shore?
 

                                                    by Mary Oliver

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