Finding Beauty

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
                                                   Vincent Van Gogh

Mary Oliver, The Sun

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful
than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon
and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea, 
and is gone_____

and how it slides again
out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly toils,
say, on a morning in early summer.....
such wild love
do you think there is anywhere, in any language
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure
that fills you, 
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you......    
                                                                    mary oliver

Finding love through the eloquence of a poet's words and nature photography.
May this give a moment's pause to your day.

a great place to visit.


  1. Lovely pictures and the quote is so true.

  2. Oh, I adore Mary Oliver! What a wondrous poem and wondrous images to illustrate the grandeur of the sun.

  3. Such a wonderful poem and beautiful illustrations for with it. Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets.


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