Mysteries, Yes!

Mysteries, Yes!

by Mary Oliver

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.

 detail of  Creek, Grasses,  in progress

detail of Creek, Grasses, in progress

I enjoyed how quickly and like a final punctuation, was the process of pulling out the sharpness of the grasses and leaves overhanging the creek waters in this piece.

 detail of  Creek, Grasses

detail of Creek, Grasses