Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Friday 56/Book Beginnings on Fridays

Welcome to Week 320!|

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your 
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.


The Wren From Carolina by Mary Oliver (Why I Wake Early)

Just now the wren from Carolina buzzed
through the neighbor's hedge
a line of grace notes I couldn't even write down
much less sing.

Now he lifts his chestnut colored throat
and delivers such a cantering praise -
for what?
For the early morning, the taste of the spider,

for his small cup of life
that he drinks from every day, knowing it will refill.
All things are inventions of holiness.
Some more rascally than others.

I'm on that list too,
though I don't know exactly where.
But every morning, there's my own cup of gladness,
and there's that wren in the hedge, above me, with his

blazing song.


Why I Wake Early
by Mary Oliver

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety–

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.



Lauren Stoolfire said...

Love that poem! Thanks for sharing. :)

Breana M. said...

I think this is a the first time I've seen a poem used for The Friday 56. Great pick, thanks for sharing! :-)

fredamans said...

What a lovely Springtime prose! Nice to see you back Gautami! Happy weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Lovely poems! Thank you for giving me a smile.
My Friday post features Still Alice.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Nice to see poetry used for a Friday 56. Very nice