I have done this a few times


How wonderful it is
to follow a thought quietly

to its logical end.
I have done this a few times.

But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing

in and out. Life so far doesn’t have any other name
but breath and light, wind and rain.

~ Mary Oliver, from “What Is There Beyond Knowing” from New and Selected Poems, Volume Two



  1. If it weren’t for you, David, I would almost never read poetry. But I so enjoy it. Thanks.

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    • Smiling. Lynne, thank you. And I couldn’t begin to explain where poetry has come from for me and why it has touched me so in the past 2-3 years. I appreciate that you enjoy it too. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. and they are everything.

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  3. Beautiful.

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  4. Yes. Nuff said. ❤️

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  5. I’m glad we have Mary Oliver in this world.

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  6. Thank you, David. Just breathe…

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  7. I love Mary Oliver. ❤
    Diana xo

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  8. Lyric…Just never get enough of this woman.

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  9. freddiegeorgia says:

    Have been waiting on wind and rain…until finally this afternoon..

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