Saturday, September 10, 2011

there's something about Mary

Today is her birthday, and if you don't know the writing of Mary Oliver, please give yourself a gift. Sit outside in the clear September air and read a poem or two or ten of hers, starting with The Journey and Wild Geese. Unwrap each word tenderly, just the way it was written. She'll take you into the church of the natural world, where every tattered leaf and seashell fragment has meaning, and remind you that your life does, too.
(photograph by Rachel Giese)

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