It’s been a long day

Now the sun begins to swing down. Under the peach-light,
I cross the fields and the dunes, I follow the ocean’s edge.

I climb, I backtrack.
I float.
I ramble my way home.

~ Mary Oliver, “Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches” in West Wind: Poems & Prose

Notes: Poem via The Hammock Papers. Photo: Laurence Demaison. Related Posts: It’s been a long day


  1. Ahhhhh

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  2. we all long for the comfort of ‘home.’

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  3. Ahhh, Mary, you are almost home…

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  4. To be around in a time of history when we have Oliver. She’s a whisper from the core of our universe.

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  5. Some days, that is the best way to make our way… 🙂

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  6. I appreciate this entry of sweet peace… Unfortunately, I’m more back in the photo of the monkey playing the drum set. Oh, Mary Oliver….


  7. She really is one of the best. Who but her can say so much with so few words!?
    And then that pic…. sublime!

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