Poets

Sunrise Poetry

It's the first day of our February Challenge: Dawn Patrol.  If you woke up this morning, like I did, you know that there is no time like the sun's first light to make you want to jot down some deep, poetic thoughts.  My very favorite poet, Mary Oliver, writes about the glory of early morning. 

You can die for it -- an idea, or the world. People have done so, brilliantly, letting their small bodies be bound to the stake, creating an unforgettable fury of light. But this morning, climbing the familiar hills in the familiar fabric of dawn, I thought of China, and India and Europe, and I thought how the sun blazes for everyone just so joyfully as it rises under the lashes of my own eyes, and I thought I am so many! What is my name? What is the name of the deep breath I would take over and over for all of us? Call it whatever you want, it is happiness, it is another one of the ways to enter fire.

~ Mary Oliver ~

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