It’s been a long day

Sometimes I dream
that everything in the world is here,
in my room,
in a great closet, named and orderly,
and sometimes I am that madcap person
clapping my hands and singing;
and sometimes I am that quiet person
down on my knees.

— Mary Oliver, excerpt from “Something” in Why I Wake Early: New Poems



  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  2. Yes!

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  3. and sometimes we are down on our knees clapping –

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  4. Mary is right, we are all these people at different times.

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  5. She is so darn good! Thanks David 💛

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  6. Hi David
    I have not mentioned but your site looks awesome. How is your health doing? I wish you well.


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