Lightly child, lightly


everyone has a chance.
Is it spring,
is it morning?
Are there trees near you,
and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick, then — open the door
and fly on your heavy feet…

— Mary Oliver, New And Selected Poems, Volume Two


  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”
  • Image Source: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. Poem Source: Violent Waves of Emotion



  1. without delay.

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  2. needed this today..

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  3. Reblogged this on William Chasterson.

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  4. Lovely 🙂

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  5. And everyone has a choice.

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beauty in slow motion …..

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  7. georgiakevin says:

    What a lovely poem!

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  8. I felt a gust of fresh air waft through the room as I read this…. 🙂

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  9. Lovely poem. Uplifting breeze.

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  10. Thanks Mary, you always know how to stir our souls and get us moving in the right direction. Happy Easter Mr Kanigan and lay off the chocolates too ha 🙂

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