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Friday Poem: Today by Mary Oliver

Inspiration comes from many sources. Today it's courtesy of Mary Oliver.



Today, by Mary Oliver.


Today I'm flying low and I'm

not saying a word.

I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.


The world goes on as it must,

the bees in the garden rumbling a little,

the fish leaping,

the gnats getting eaten.

And so forth.


But I'm taking the day off.

Quiet as a feather.

I hardly move though really I'm traveling a terrific distance.

Stillness.

One of the doors into the temple.


From A Thousand Mornings, published in the UK by Corsair (2018).