Prayers to Mary Oliver, and a Poem

The Poetry Foundation has posted a short article about Mary Oliver and her health. She needs prayers and we can only hope that this gift of a women who has given us such powerful poetry will recover and continue to bless us with more beauty in words. Here is the piece from the Poetry Foundation in February.

And one more of her profound poems:


Mysteries, Yes


Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous

to be understood.


How grass can be nourishing in the

mouths of the lambs.

How rivers and stones are forever

in allegiance with gravity

while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds will

never be broken.

How people come, from delight or the

scars of damage,

to the comfort of a poem.


Let me keep my distance, always, from those

who think they have the answers.


Let me keep company always with those who say

“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,

and bow their heads.


Mary Oliver

from Evidence

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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3 Responses to Prayers to Mary Oliver, and a Poem

  1. Posted on Mary Oliver’s Facebook Page:
    “Dear Friends: Mary Oliver thanks all of her readers for the outpouring of good wishes. She is doing better, and anticipates a full recovery. The use of the word “serious” in explaining her illness has been perhaps over used. She will be fine and looks forward to feeling better and better”

    cease worrying, start smiling 🙂

  2. Wendy says:

    I am smiling

  3. Thank you, Wendy…
    Am honored you swung by here!
    blessings, blessings,

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