Head over to Carol's Corner
for this week's round-up of poetic goodness.
Carol's share is a Maya Angelou poem
perfect for the beginning of a new year.
Thanks, Carol, for hosting this week!
Good morning and Happy New Year, poetry friends!
My OLW for this new year is light and I intend to share many light poems this year. This first one, " When I Am Among the Trees" by Mary Oliver could well be my poem of the year since it combines two favorite things, light and trees. Enjoy this excerpt from the poem and look it up to enjoy it in its entirety. I found it in my book, Devotions (p. 123).
Around me the trees stir in their leaves,
and call out, 'Stay awhile.'
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, 'It's simple,' they say,
'and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.'"