Tag Archive: Mary Oliver

Weekly Round Up – The Cancer Is Never Done With You Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

The comfort of poetry

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Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.… Continue reading

A letter from America

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“Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.”  ~  Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club I love social networking. I love logging on to Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere and… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Morning Poem Every morning the world is created. Under the orange sticks of the sun the heaped ashes of the night turn into leaves again and fasten themselves to the high branches —… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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  Spring! Image: M. Ennis-O’Connor How necessary it is to have opinions! I think the spotted trout lilies are satisfied, standing a few inches above the earth. I think serenity is not something… Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day and it got me thinking about inspiring women of the past and present. Over the past two years, I have highlighted inspirational writers from Maya Angelou to Mary Oliver on the JBBC… Continue reading

Words to live by…all year long

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As many of you know I love quotations. I post them daily on the JBBC facebook page first thing each morning. I find they are a wonderful focus for the day. I was thinking of some… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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In keeping with the spirit of last week’s thanksgiving, today’s poem is from my favourite poet, Mary Oliver, whose poetry always touches me deeply.  Her poem is an invitation to look closely at all… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Continuing to find resonance and comfort in the poetry of Mary Oliver.   Morning Poem Every morning the world is created. Under the orange sticks of the sun the heaped ashes of the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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      The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to… Continue reading