Summer Morning by Mary Oliver

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Summer Morning

I implore you,
it’s time to come back
from the dark,

it’s morning,
the hill are pink
and the roses
whatever they felt

in the valley of night
are opening now
their soft dresses,
their leaves

are shining.
Why are you laggard?
Sure you have seen this
a thousand times,

which isn’t half enough.
Let the world
have its way with you,
luminous as it is

with mystery
and pain-
graced as it is
with the ordinary.

~Mary Oliver
Red Bird Beacon Press 2008



Blessings on your ordinary morning.

All my love,


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  • Laurie Buchanan

    Thank you – found it 🙂

  • Karen

    Thank you! <3