Monday, September 2, 2013

Mary Oliver - The Morning Paper


Read one newspaper daily (the morning edition
is the best
for by evening you know that you at least
have lived through another day)
and let the disasters, the unbelievable yet approved decisions,
soak in.
I don’t need to name the countries,
ours among them.
What keeps us from falling down, our faces
to the ground; ashamed, ashamed?

Oliver, Mary (2012-10-11). A Thousand Mornings (Kindle Locations 523-532). Penguin Press HC, The. Kindle Edition.

1 comment:

KB said...

I love Mary Oliver's poems. I like her deep observation and how she's able to convey that so succinctly and clearly.