Be alive

It is a serious thing // Just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.

–Mary Oliver

From “Invitation” (Red Bird:  Poems by Mary Oliver Beacon Press, 2008)


9 responses

  1. I know its like asking a magician how he does it, but do you ‘pose’ your flower displays, lay down in the garden, or… … …. Or is your magic ‘extra-verbal’; better when its not spoken.

    “He asked”, as the Twilight Zone Theme music mysteriously began,

    May 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

    • Haha–no nothing magic and no posing… I just get down in the dirt, that’s where the magic is! 🙂

      May 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      • Many years ago, I was in Bouchard Gardens, Victoria, BC. Photographing one particular grouping of flowers. I’m a little frightened of bees but, until my wife yelled out ‘there are hundreds of bees right next to you’, I was so absorbed I hadn’t even noticed. We were all a little drunk, the
        bees and I, by the beauty of the day!!

        May 22, 2017 at 12:34 am

  2. Beautiful poem and image, Lemony.

    May 20, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    • Thank you, Jane!

      May 21, 2017 at 7:32 am

  3. Joseph of Elmediat sent me over. Good work. I’m following now

    May 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

    • Very kind of you. Thank you so much for the visit and follow.

      May 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  4. oh so delightful and cheerful….lovely Lemony 🙂 ❤

    May 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

  5. Amazing picture

    June 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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