let them wash over you.
07/06/2010 § Leave a comment
these waves of summer are biting cold in this heat.
but go under far enough, and your body will adjust.
it always does.
i love summer for what it brings out of us, from us.
“I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
“The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver