Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

The Birds Gather Now

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Air for the End of April

Air for the End of April   The flowers spray color from the field Where half the world will have to Yield to spring   Everything is bursting Everything is back to the first thing   The thing we almost forgot … Continue reading

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Still Life

Still Life   The picture is upside down Framed by wood, not by magic Abstract now, comic Tragic As mortal as the hand that paints The curtain where the woman faints Reveals the witness To the border that decides perception … Continue reading

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When I Do

When I Do   Mor-Mor warmed up the pie And served it à la mode I can still smell it now And the coffee That overflowed the white, small cup When she poured the cream in   The past is … Continue reading

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Pink Noise

Pink Noise   I don’t know why I hurt myself Sometimes it just seems like the best solution A way to find something new Or let go of something old When I’m so sorry I ever told you What wasn’t … Continue reading

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Clouds Across Time

Clouds Across Time   You are The one who will go Thrown far As a pillow of clouds Moved by the wind Where tomorrow might Begin again   We have No need for the horizon Sometimes The bridges are surprising … Continue reading

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The Vigil

The Vigil   I am the promise you have broken I am the vow you have never spoken I am the one true story you cannot revoke And as you sing your silence to the silence that will follow I … Continue reading

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