Words For Wednesday

This is the inaugural post of something new here at BB&B.  I love reading, I love words, and oftentimes words will trigger or inform my visual art work.  And so, I have decided to share some words with you.  They may be poetry (as today) or prose, quotes, song lyrics, something from the morning news, or gems of language from the mouths of babes or babblers.  But the words will all have struck me as significant or meaningful in some way.  I’m going to try to post some words here every Wednesday, but forgive me if I am on the road and miss a time or two.

Enjoy, my little chickadees!

Halleluiah by Mary Oliver

Everyone should be born into this world happy
    and loving everything.
But in truth it rarely works that way.
For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it.
Halleluiah, anyway I’m not where I started.

And have you too been trudging like that, sometimes
    almost forgetting how wondrous the world is
        and how miraculously kind some people can be?
And have you too decided that probably nothing important
    is ever easy?
Not, say, for the first sixty years.

Halleluiah, I’m sixty now, and even a little more
And some days I feel I have wings.

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