I found this little gem of a poem on Heather Plett’s website on the page Connecting With the Sacred. Part prayer, part invitation it spoke to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Every time I stumble across Mary Oliver’s poetry it is like connecting with the Sacred for me, it causes me to sit up straight, allows light to flood into my being and it invites me to breathe deeply knowing this moment is enough.
Her poetry is simple observation, combined with deep wisdom and an expanse of stillness that fills me up every time.
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
~ Mary Oliver ~
My prayer for you today:
May you seek what fills you.