Invitation – Mary Oliver

Oh do you have timeto lingerfor just a little whileout of your busy and very important dayfor the goldfinchesthat have gatheredin a field of thistles for a musical battle,to see who can singthe highest note,or the lowest, or the most expressive of mirth,or the most tender?Their strong, blunt beaksdrink the air as they strivemelodiouslynot for … Continue reading Invitation – Mary Oliver

Spring by Rumi

Again, the violet bows to the lily.Again, the rose is tearing off her gown!The green ones have come from the other world,tipsy like the breeze up to some new foolishness.Again, near the top of the mountainthe anemone’s sweet features appear.The hyacinth speaks formally to the jasmine,“Peace be with you.” “And peace to you, lad!Come walk … Continue reading Spring by Rumi