prayers that are made

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Joy 2016 by Drea Celebrate the joy of survival and the excitement of renewal. http://dreajensengallery.pixels.com/featured/joy-2016-drea-jensen.html

Joy 2016 by Drea
Celebrate the joy of survival and the excitement of renewal.
http://dreajensengallery.pixels.com/featured/joy-2016-drea-jensen.html

Mindful
by Mary Oliver

Every Day
I see or hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light.
It is what I was born for—
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world—
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant—
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these—
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean’s shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

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