Sunday, March 05, 2006


- photo by W. Auberle

One of my favorite Mary Oliver quotes:

"Poets must read and study, but also, they must learn
to tilt and whisper, shout or dance, each in his or her
own way, or we might just as well copy the old books.
But no, that would never do, for always the new self,
swimming around in the old world, feels itself
uniquely verbal. And that is just the point: how the
world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to
make a new and serious response. That's the big
question, the one the world throws at you every
morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to
make a comment?"

This blog is my comment though I am sometimes
described, by those who love me, as listing
through life, rather than tilting & whispering...

- mimi


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