Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth into its arms
and how infinitely the heart expands to claim this world,
blue vapor without end.

~ Lisel Mueller, from “Monet Refuses the Operation” in Second Language

Notes: Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains by Richard Terpolilli.  Poem: Poetry Foundation


  1. there is no way to resist. and why would you want to?

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  2. Ahhhh…

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  3. ❤️


  4. I need a love button

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beautiful quote … soothing and calming!! Most of all, true!!

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  6. Oh David! This poem (and the photo) takes me up there where this exquisite appreciation of beauty comes from.

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  7. montanalulu says:

    Wow! Beautiful!

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  8. montanalulu says:

    Ellen Bass: “The World Has Need of You”

    everything here seems to need us…

    I can hardly imagine it
    as I walk to the lighthouse, feeling the ancient
    prayer of my arms swinging
    in counterpoint to my feet.
    Here I am, suspended
    between the sidewalk and twilight,
    the sky dimming so fast it seems alive.
    What if you felt the invisible
    tug between you and everything?
    A boy on a bicycle rides by,
    his white shirt open, flaring
    behind him like wings.
    It’s a hard time to be human. We know too much
    and too little. Does the breeze need us?
    The cliffs? The gulls?
    If you’ve managed to do one good thing,
    the ocean doesn’t care.
    But when Newton’s apple fell toward the earth,
    the earth, ever so slightly, fell
    toward the apple as well.

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  9. Beautiful 🌈

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  10. Heaven needs to pull Earth closer and hold her tighter…
    It’s about time!

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  11. So lovely. Thank you Dave 💛

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