Mary Oliver’s Today
Mary Oliver’s Today

Mary Oliver’s Today

I was just introduced to this one during a leadership program I attended the last few days.  I am inspired to be a part of a group that values this sentiment as an inherent part of leadership.


Today        ~Mary Oliver

Today I’m flying low and I’m

not saying a word.

I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.


The world goes on as it must,

the bees in the garden rumbling a little,

the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.

And so forth.


But I’m taking the day off.

Quiet as a feather.

I hardly move though really I’m traveling

a terrific distance.


Stillness.  One of the doors

into the temple.


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