Monday, October 29, 2012

Sitting Tight

Every year we have been
witness to it: how the world descends
into a rich mash, in order that it may resume.
And therefore who would cry out
to the petals on the ground to stay,
knowing as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married
to the vitality of what will be?
I don't say it's easy, but
what else will do
if the love one claims to have for the world
be true?

by poet- Mary Oliver-

I made an emergency trip to the book store before hurricane Sandy hit
and came home with a gem by Mary Oliver called- A Thousand Mornings.


  1. I love Mary Oliver....perfect hurricane reading! It seems you did a much better job of preparing for Sandy than I did...but as you said " better safe than sorry"...all is well here. Stay cozy & enjoy your reading!

  2. Dear Kristen,
    very close
    the lines of a Thousand Mornings
    by wonderful poet
    Mary Oliver
    and you, dear friend,
    you are close to me, to us
    we are sitting tight
    with you and your dear family.


  3. wishing you well and safe,
    beautiful poem, xx

  4. Dear Kristen, hope you and your family are staying safe, warm and in a good moode with Sandy. You did a good job in preparing with loads of books, instead of only food and batteries!
    Yesterday I saw Bright Star ( which I would recommend watching while the storm rages.

  5. oh my god, a gem indeed!
    happy you've been safe through sandy...