Not Saying A Word Today

Posted on February 27, 2013 by

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Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.

~ Mary Oliver

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 7

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      March 3, 2013

      Hi Kim, I agree-isn’t she marvelous? Thanks for stopping by! ~Jennifer

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  • Brenda

    February 28, 2013

    I am fickle when it comes to poets, I admit Mary O. is not my favorite, but some of works I’ve copied , printed and return often to read, reread. This is one of them. I am flying low.. thinking about the next chapter of me
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    • Jennifer Wolfe

      March 3, 2013

      Brenda, I love that line, too. Makes me think of all sorts of aspects of my life. Thanks for writing! ~Jennifer

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    • Jennifer Wolfe

      February 28, 2013

      Michael Ann, I’m glad you’re learning to love poetry…and when you find poets that really speak to you, it can make all the difference. Thank you so much for commenting today! ~Jennifer

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