Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

Mary Oliver
(Excerpt from When Death Comes)


Lindsay said...

You need have no concerns on that point. What a lovely poem.

thewiildmagnola said...

This will be how it is with you. To have lived! "A bride married to amazement"...,