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.
One of the doors into the temple.
From A Thousand Mornings, published in the UK by Corsair (2018).