My photo. Pelican Little Sarasota Bay at Blackburn Point. Florida! 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

And what have we here?  A New Year.  2015.  

2015 has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it.  Fifteen and good things all along the yet untraveled path.

Be excited for the gift of choice.  Choose the passion.  Work the life of your favorite things.  

Happy wonderful hope filled New Year.  Some things will change, some will not.

Weave your passions together it will be fun.

The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
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?”

from New and Selected Poems, 1992
Beacon Press, Boston, MA
Copyright 1992 by Mary Oliver.


  1. Happy New Year to a dear friend. Wishing you all the best in the coming year.

  2. have a great year dear Sandi !
    wonderful poem, xx