mary oliver

The Moth, The Mountains, The Rivers

Who can guess the luna's sadness who lives so briefly? Who can guess the impatience of stone longing to be ground down, to be part again of something livelier? Who can imagine in what heaviness the rivers remember their original clarity?

Strange questions, yet I have spent worthwhile time with them. And I suggest them to you also, that your spirit be richer than it is, that you bow to the earth as you feel how it actually is, that we—so clever, and ambitious, and selfish, and unrestrained—are only one design of the moving, the vivacious many.

(Uit A Thousand Mornings.)

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Dit vind ik een interessant beeld.

    1. we zijn maar zo klein in de grote tijd.. die nietigheid maakt me gek genoeg niet bang.