Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Mary Oliver Book!

Here's a cool poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver, from her new book A Thousand Mornings:

Extending the Airport Runway

The good citizens of the commission
cast their votes
for more of everything.
Very early in the morning

I go out
to the pale dunes, to look over
the empty spaces
of the wilderness.

For something is there,
something is there when nothing is there but itself,
that is not there when anything else is.

the good citizens of the commission
have never seen it,

whatever it is,
formless, yet palpable.
Very shining, very delicate

Very rare.

Link: 'A Thousand Mornings' With Poet Mary Oliver (NPR)

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