“Rest in Peace Mary”

Eloquent poet, Mary Oliver crossed January 17th.   Her poetry was simple, no flowery stanzas, just honest and penetrating…..

I wish to share one here on my blog today……

Mary Oliver: “I Worried”

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?

Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?

Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,

Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
lockjaw, dementia?

Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.

I am in those worry years.   When young, tomorrow is carefree and exciting and far away.   As one crosses into the worry years……tomorrow is a place of what ifs and what should I’s and what will be’s…………….
Mary says it simply and eloquently……so much time is spent on what ifs and what should I’s and what will be’s………
It is time to focus on what IS…….today snow dusts the ground, I have fed the birds and squirrels, I have fed all my pack, from my tiny mouse to my not so tiny wolfhound.
It is time to feed my soul today…….if not with song, but with art, or books, or worry free time………

About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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