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September 28th, 2010

11:40 am - Song of the Builders

 

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.

from Why I Wake Early (2004), Mary Oliver
Reprinted here without permission.  Italics are mine.

 

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