The Gift — by Mary Oliver

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The Gift — by Mary Oliver

Post by Welles » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:39 pm

The Gift — by Mary Oliver

Be still, my soul, and steadfast. 
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.

So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God and the world
know you are grateful.
That the gift hsa been given.

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Re: The Gift — by Mary Oliver

Post by Sandy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi Welles,
Thank you for posting this... I find it interesting that this poem never mentions exactly what the "gift" is...yet allows the heart and soul to sense and feel the richness of the words.
love,
Sandy
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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