“When death comes” by Mary Oliver post by Karl Duffy @ Mindfulbalance (re-blogged)

This is so sad… She leaves the beautiful legacy of her poetry and her light behind! She took the world into her arms!

Mindfulbalance

A predictable but sad post today on hearing of the death of Mary Oliver

When death comes 
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: 
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything 
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, 
and I look upon time as no more than an idea, 
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common 
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth, 
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something 
precious to the earth.

When it’s over, I want to say all my life 
I was a bride married to amazement. 
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. binkysanimalmusings says:

    So very sad that the world has lost this amazing poet! ❤

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    1. I agree with you dear friend! A true loss, but she gifted us with her legacy of poems which will continue to shine her light.

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