isn’t darkness, after all,
but so much light
wrapping itself around us–”
Mary Oliver 1935-2019
Those of you who have been following my ramblings these past years, know that Mary Oliver has been a favourite poet of mine for so long.
Many of her quotes grace the pages of my blog posts and may I say, that indeed she did add grace to the pages.
So rest in peace Mary after a life well lived. You will now never know the new readers who find your poems from whatever source, nor will you ever know how much your words affected this elderly woman far away in New Zealand.
And now, Goodbye Mary. May you rest in peace with your dearly beloved Molly Malone Cook.
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”