Song of the Builders

On a summer morning

I sat down

on a hillside

to think about God –

 

a worthy pastime.

Near me, I saw

a single cricket;

it was moving the grains of the hillside

 

this way and that way.

How great was its energy,

how humble its effort.

Let us hope

 

 

it will always be like this,

each of us going on

in our inexplicable ways

building the universe.

Mary Oliver

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One response to “Song of the Builders

  1. Mary Oliver is one of my all time favoite poets. Thank you for sharing this. I named Oliver’s “Dog Songs” as one of the best books of last year. Here is the post if you want to see what I said. I would love to hear your opinion:
    http://www.darianburns.com/2014/01/02/best-books-2013/

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