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November 17, 2009

Winter


Winter


And the waves
gush pearls
from their snowy throats
as they come
leaping
over the moss-green,
black-green,
glass-green roughage ---
as they crumble
on the incline
scattering
whatever they carry
in their invisible
and motherly
hands:
stones,
seaweed,
mussels
icy and plump
with waled shells,
waiting
for the gatherers
who come flying
on their long white wings---
who comes walking,
who comes muttering:
thank you,
old dainties,
dark wreckage,
coins of the sea
in my pockets
and plenty for the gulls
and the wind still pounding
and the sea still streaming in like a mother wild with gifts---
in this world I am as rich
as I need to be.

- Mary Oliver

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

Beautiful poem, I want to go out and find all her work now. Your photos are the perfect complement. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

at last!

whats next?

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where did the pirate go?

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Anonymous said...

poetry is nice. but where´s the music. That look in Debashish eyes are psyching me out.