Poetry Friday: Poem of the One World – Mary Oliver

Poetry Friday is hosted by Carol at Carol’s Corner

For this Poetry Friday, the last of the year, I am dipping back into my new volume of Mary Oliver: A Thousand Mornings.  We have been surrounded by tradition these past few days: everything from decorating the Christmas tree, to hanging the greens, to making a dramatic entrance at the close of our Christmas Day feast with the pudding all ablaze.  Surrounded by family from far and wide, I enjoyed a few days of being connected to pieces of my past, present and future – children, siblings, husband and dog.  It was, really, lovely.  And I hope that all my Poetry Friday friends enjoyed the same…

Poem of the One World

This morning

the beautiful white heron
was floating along above the water
and then into the sky of this
the one world
we all belong to
where everything
sooner or later
is a part of everything else
which thought made me feel
for a little while
quite beautiful myself.

Happy New Year, my poetry loving friends!


6 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Poem of the One World – Mary Oliver

  1. I could try and pick my favorite part but I think I would end up "pasting" the whole poem in this comment. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. P.S. I love herons 🙂

Thank you for reading my blog! Please leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s