Tag: mary oliver

Wednesday of Hope – Building Hope

Song of the Builders On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God – a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Building Hope”

To Be Alive Today

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver

A Serious Thing

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. – Mary Oliver

The Wisdom of Abraham Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.  – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Another morning and I wake with thirst
 for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has
 given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked
 and hunched over… Continue Reading “Thirst by Mary Oliver”

Mary Oliver’s Wisdom

Making the House Ready for the Lord By Mary Oliver Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but still nothing is as shining as it should be for you. Under the sink, for example, is an uproar of mice –it is the… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s Wisdom”

The Swan

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. The Swan Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A perfect… Continue Reading “The Swan”

Easter Saturday – Messenger

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.… Continue Reading “Easter Saturday – Messenger”

Easter Monday – When Death Comes

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by a favorite poet of many: Mary Oliver. When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and… Continue Reading “Easter Monday – When Death Comes”

Gethsemane

Today on Holy Thursday we remember, not only the Last Supper, but also Jesus agonizing vigil in Gethsemane. So today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Gethsemane The grass never sleeps. Or the rose. Nor does the lily have a secret… Continue Reading “Gethsemane”