Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

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Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

Post by Welles » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:46 pm

The poems of Mary Oliver seem like prayers that anyone can pray. Spacious and simple, expansive and ordinary, they don’t require us to believe in anything in particular. But they do ask us to pay attention to the fleeting and particular space of a moment we are living through, which she has touched so tenderly. Here you can listen to her reading one of her poems: "I Happened to be Standing."
Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

https://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8786


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Re: Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

Post by Sandy » Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:09 am

Lovely... :happy

"I just listened" jumped out at me... seems important somehow...
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Re: Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

Post by Seeker13 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:40 pm

Welles,
A balm for a restless spirit. Thank you for yet another gem.

Kim
And Spirit whispered, "There are no limits."

We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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