Tag: poem

a gentle reminder

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the…

the value of keeping quiet

This past Sunday, my morning message at the contemplative service focused on the scripture of Mary and Martha, two women who shared their hospitality with Jesus in two very different ways–Marth, just doing and Mary, just being.  [for the text, you can read here]…

Mary Oliver’s Morning Poem

Morning Poem by Mary Oliver   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 — and the ponds appear like black…