Life 103

Thursday, March 16, 2006

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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 dies, 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.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

(From “When Death Comes” By Mary Oliver in New and Selected Poems)

1 Comments:

  • It seems almost universal our yearning for significance. Yes even I want to leave life feeling I was more then a visitor. I hope I get to know Christ well enough in this life to fulfill that dream.

    By Blogger Steve Watson, at 8:40 PM, March 19, 2006  

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