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Flighty 2011 By Drea Even though we usually associate current with water, there is a powerful current in our everyday lives. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/flighty-2011-drea-jensen.html

Flighty 2011 By Drea
Even though we usually associate current with water, there is a powerful current in our everyday lives.
http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/flighty-2011-drea-jensen.html

Summer Story
By Mary Oliver

When the hummingbird
sinks its face
into the trumpet vine,
into the funnels

of the blossoms,
and the tongue
leaps out
and throbs,

I am scorched
to realize once again
how many small, available things
are in the world

that aren’t
pieces of gold
or power–
that nobody owns

or could buy even
for a hillside of money–
that just
float about the world,

or drift over the fields,
or into the gardens,
and into the tents of the vines,
and now here I am

spending my time,
as the saying goes,
watching until the watching turns into feeling,
so that I feel I am myself

a small bird
with a terrible hunger,
with a thin beak probing and dipping
and a heart that races so fast

it is only a heartbeat ahead of breaking-
and I am the hunger and the assuagement,
and also I am the leaves and the blossoms,
and, like them, I am full of delight, and shaking.

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