Who knows?

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

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2 thoughts on “Who knows?

    • Thank you, Linda. It IS a beautiful fall day. I don’t remember another one quite as beautiful — though perhaps I say that every year. By the way, my sweet little Puck is sleeping by my side, with the sun slanting on his wee ears.

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