A walk in the woods
 Goal to live the now suggested by Mary Oliver
The god of dirt
came up to me many times and said
so many wise and delectable things, I lay
on the grass listening
to his dog voice,
crow voice,
frog voice; now,
he said, and now,
and never once mentioned forever
~ Mary Oliver ~
(Dream Work)
Jackesprinters asks us to believe in our goals and we’re half way there. Confession: because I need a hip replacement walking in the woods an knowing nothing is forever seems worthy goals for now.

21 thoughts

  1. wow. We want forever, we have now and often don’t see the now for the longing for what we don’t have. Mary Oliver….her work seems to be appearing before me more and more these days. I like to think it’s because we are kindred spirits!


  2. ouch, hip surgery sounds “not fun,” Carol. i loved the poem and very peaceful photo…all the best in 2013 especially with your hip. thanks for sharing. ❤


  3. Good poem. Brings back memories of when “we” used to play outside from daylight to dark. (and even after dark sometimes) Would be in the dirt. lay in the grass. and hear many things. As kids, we learned so much about life doing that too. Even caught a frog or two. lol (never did get a wart either!)



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