Every morning I walk like this around
the pond, thinking: if the doors of my heart
ever close, I am as good as dead.
Every morning, so far, I’m alive. And now
the crows break off from the rest of the darkness
and burst up into the sky–as though
all night they had thought of what they would like
their lives to be, and imagined
their strong, thick wings.
~Mary Oliver, in “Landscape,” New and Selected Poems, Volume One
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details on the left, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
NOTE 2/24/14: As you may have noticed, Linky Tools had a major hard drive and backup failure over the weekend. Everything is fixed and running now, but images posted prior (from December 2013) have so far not been recovered–and doing so may be impossible. The links, however, still work. The service owner has set new safeguards in place and begs prayers and forgiveness. So sorry for the inconvenience.