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:
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.