Saturday, June 29, 2013

mysteries, yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous 
to be understood. 
How grass can be nourishing in the 
mouths of lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity.
while we ourselves dream of rising. 
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the 
scars of damage, 
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment, 
and bow their heads.

Mary Oliver
Photo:  Peter Bowers