Sunday, February 10, 2013

the doorway

Praying 
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, from Thirst