Sunday, March 2, 2014

I want to write something so simply, by Mary Oliver

Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen
with Sergey Krylov, violin

I want to write something
so simply
about love
or about pain
that even
as you are reading
you feel it
and as you read
you keep feeling it
and though it be my story
it will be common,
though it be singular
it will be known to you
so that by the end
you will think—
no, you will realize—
that it was all the while
yourself arranging the words,
that it was all the time
words that you yourself
out of your own heart
had been saying.

from Evidence: Poems (Beacon Press, 2009)
thank you Parker J. Palmer for the inspiration