We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

May 6, 2007

Poem Snack 2

Work by Mary Oliver

How beautiful
this morning
was Pasture Pond.

It had lain in the dark, all night,
catching rain

on its broad back.
All day I work
with linen of words

and pins of punctuation
all day I hang out
over a desk

grinding my teeth
Then I sleep

Then I come out of the house,
even before the sun is up,

and walk back through the pinewoods
to Pasture Pond.

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