Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lent 22

Lord God, mercy is in your hands, pour
me a little. And tenderness too. My
need is great. Beauty walks so freely
and with such gentleness. Impatience puts
a halter on my face and I run away over
the green fields wanting your voice, your
tenderness, but having to do with only
the sweet grasses of the fields against
my body.

Mary Oliver. "Six Recognitions of the Lord" excerpt. Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver. (Beacon Press 2006)

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