Finding Space

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #52:  Something About Mary
(posted by Rosemary)

"One of the things I did in the break was lots and lots of reading. And one of the things I read, cover to cover, was Dream Work by Mary Oliver – many people’s favourite poet, and definitely one of my favourites. I don’t think there could be a Mary Oliver poem I would dislike, just not possible!
 "This is one I like especially:"

 I invite you to choose a line or phrase from this poem and use it to inspire a new piece of your own writing.

 You don’t have to use those actual words in your piece, though you certainly may. 

I wonder how much
the heart can hold,
bold as it's beating
may sound.  Sometimes
room seems stretched
to capacity.  May all
the beauty of nature 
be easily accommodated.

(Line I used:  ("if the doors of my heart ever close . . .")

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Finding Space

  1. Rall says:

    Just lovely. Well done


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