Happy National Poetry Month!

Bless the notebook that I always carry in

my pocket.

And the pen.

Bless the words with which I try to say

what I see, think, or feel.

With gratitude for the grace of the earth.

The expected and the exception, both.

For all the hours I have been given to

be in this world.


From “Good Morning” by Mary Oliver


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5 Responses to Happy National Poetry Month!

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for the reminder (and the lovely snippet of poem)! Poetry is very hit or miss for me, but I have amassed a small (though as yet mostly unread) collection of Billy Collins (one of my favorites). Maybe I’ll pull out one of his collections to celebrate April!

  2. Lovely. And a Happy Natl Poetry Month to you too!

  3. Belle Wong says:

    I want to read more poetry this year, so thank you for the reminder that it’s National Poetry Month! I’ve always loved Mary Oliver – great choice for this post.

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