Wednesday, January 13, 2016

putting it in words

when my own words

- read a day
or days
later -

give me chills
i have to take note,
receive this response
and keep writing.

there is a particular listening quality in those whom i write to.
they are most often women
sometimes they are men who have listened to the mystery
and recognize the cadence,
the fragrance,
the hum.

i don't write for them,
that would be presumptuous.
i write for myself
to hear what is down there deep in the silence of this human heart.

what the heart holds....

we are all listening for it.
this i am sure of today.

we are listening for the heart to have its say.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

mary oliver

to pay attention 
is our endless
and proper work.

mary oliver