Category Archives: Mary Oliver

Heavy – Mary Oliver

Deeply sad to hear of the death of Mary Oliver, who has accompanied many of us over the sunlit grasslands and through the tight ravines. Gratitude for all she offers, and to Vera de Chalambert on Facebook for reminding us … Continue reading

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A Poem for the Blue Heron – Mary Oliver

A Poem for the Blue Heron     1 Now the blue heron wades the cold ponds of November. In the gray light his hunched shoulders are also gray. He finds scant food – a few numbed breathers under a rind … Continue reading

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Morning in a New Land – Mary Oliver

Click on the link above to visit Mary’s Facebook page for this beautiful poem, as we embark on 2018. Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty following Facebook links:- ‘Morning In A New Land In trees still dripping night … Continue reading

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What Taking Care of Yourself Really Means – Elizabeth Gilbert

http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Elizabeth-Gilbert-Practical-Ways-To-Practice-Self-Care?FB=fb_sss_gilbert_self_care Click on the link above for this vitally important and approachable piece by Liz Gilbert (‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and ‘Big Magic’) on how to make sense of the – so difficult for so many – idea of loving yourself:- … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver on Love & its necessary wildness – Brainpickings

Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness Lovely piece, beautiful poems, and a wonderful conversation between Mary and Krista Tippett for On Being – as Maria says ‘feast your soul’. Thank you, as ever, to Maria Popova and Brainpickings. Here’s the book … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver – Sleeping in the Forest

‘I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire … Continue reading

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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet & Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/06/david-whyte-the-journey-house-of-belonging/ Some beauty and profundity for a Tuesday morning. Wonderful poems from David and Mary, and thank you to Maria Popova and Brainpickings for this article. This is from David Whyte’s ‘The Journey’:- ‘Above the mountains the geese turn into … Continue reading

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