Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem -

I am clearing off my desk today, this cloudy November day, that ushers us into winter.

I come across this poem, Thirst, by Mary Oliver, an epilogue to her book Thirst.   We are entering the time of rain, and yet, does it quench our thirst?  I hope so.   There are many ways to fulfill what we need.   Drink!


    Another morning and I wake with thirst
    for the goodness I do not have.  I walk
    out to the pond and all the way God has
    given us such beautiful lessons.  Oh Lord,
    I was never a quick scholar but sulked
    and hunched over my books past the
    hour and the bell; grant me, in your
    mercy, a little more time.  Love for the
    earth and love for you are having such a
    long conversation in my heart.  Who
    knows what will finally happen or
    where I will be sent, yet already I have
    given a great many things away, expect-
    ing to be told to pack nothing, except the
    prayers which, with this thirst, I am
    slowly learning.


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