the words with which I try to say what I see, think, or feel

Bless the notebook that I always carry in my pocket.
And the pen.
Bless the words with which I try to say what I see, think, or feel.
With gratitude for the grace of the earth.
The expected and the exception, both.
For all the hours I have been given to be in this world.

– Mary Oliver, Good Morning


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5 Comments

  1. Ari
    Posted December 19, 2014 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Beautifullll! Thank you for sharing, Lindsey.

  2. Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    “For all the hours I have been given to be in this world “… Love this. You know I’m a big Mary Oliver fan, too! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Stunning. These words seem to capture it all. Thank you for sharing this particular Mary Oliver quote.

  4. Posted December 22, 2014 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    I love Mary Oliver’s poetry. My favorite book of hers is Dog Songs.

  5. Posted December 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Love this. Thank you for sharing. I must buy a collection by her (after this and your recommendation on your writer/questions post).