La mañana ~ It’s a Beautiful Day

Sunrise Watercolor

Morning Poem

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 cloth
 on which are painted islands

of summer lilies.
If it is your nature
 to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails

for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit
carries within it

the thorn
that is heavier than lead —
if it’s all you can do
to keep on trudging —

there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted —

each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered
every morning,

whether or not
 you have ever dared to be happy,
whether or not
you have ever dared to pray.


Dream Work Copyright ©: Atlantic Monthly Press & Mary Oliver


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3 Responses to La mañana ~ It’s a Beautiful Day

  1. It is indeed a glorious morning!! Thanks for sharing yours with us!! Enjoy!

  2. Ya know….I was planning to do just that but I’m sooo enjoying a lazy-do-nothing morning for a change. I hope I dont regret missing the hike, I do so enjoy them!!

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