morning words

rose

Summer Morning

Heart,

I implore you,

it’s time to come back

from the dark,

it’s morning,

the hills are pink

and the roses

whatever they felt

in the valley of night

are opening now

their soft dresses,

their leaves

are shining.

Why are you laggard?

Sure you have seen this

a thousand times,

which isn’t half enough.

Let the world have its way with you,

luminous as it is

with mystery

and pain –

graced as it is

with the ordinary.

– mary oliver

2 Responses to morning words
  1. michelle

    rae, thank you for this. my heart feels all of it. and it overflows.

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