Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Blue Iris by Philip Elsing
It's the time of year when you can walk out of your house and find yourself enveloped in fresh air, sunlight, trees greening and buds blooming with spring.
As they say, "It does a body good!"
The same can happen in the heart at any time of year but when it happens on a day like today it's a double blessing.
"It does a soul good!"
Such was this day outside my door and in my soul and for that, I thank the God of my life...
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, in the collection, Thirst
Posted by Austin Fleming at 4:44 PM