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….


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