Sunday, 7 July 2013

Day 352: Glorious Sun!

There's a heatwave on the way here, yippee! The sun is a beacon of happiness and fill us with joy like nothing else. As Mary Oliver explains here -

The Sun - Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

then the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone - 
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance - 
and have you ever felt for anything

such wild love - 
do you think there is anywhere, in any language
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there, 
empty-handed - 
or have you too
turned from this world - 

or have you too
gone crazy
for power, 
for things? 

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