Saturday, January 7, 2017
snow sky poetry moments, or: what I want in my life is..
"On the last day of the year, who better than Mary Oliver to inspire us?" - a friend of mine wrote, and posted a part from her poem "The Ponds"
Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts...
Since then, the reading and sharing of poetry continued - one of my favs from this new year poetry stream is M.S. Merwin's "To the New Year",
Beyond those established poems, there also is the memory of the tiny poems / notes of moments, written last year in January. It's a good thing, to take time to note a small moment each day, and note it down - to be more attentive and aware of all those moments that make a day.
It was easy to return to this practice, especially as the first snow started to fall on Monday, giving the world a soft and special touch. And also nice to return to skywatch friday that way: with a light/snow photo.
So somehow, unplanned, this year started on a poetic sky tune.
Here are two of the tiny snow moments:
and some additional links:
Poetry Foundation - Mary Oliver
poetry in this blog