Thursday, February 23, 2012

To live in this world...

“To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:

to love what is mortal;

to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;

and, when the time comes to let it go,

to let it go.”

-Mary Oliver

I always love the way Mary Oliver can capture something and say it exactly how it should be said. She is definitely one of my favorite contemporary poets!