Thursday, 16 April 2009

Happiness


After the poignant beauty of Weeping Rock we continue along the circuit to Wentworth Falls. Nature's garden everywhere I look, all fresh from the rain.

Words to walk with:
Lingering in Happiness by Mary Oliver
"After rain after many days without rain,
it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees,
and the dampness there, married now to gravity,
falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground

where it will disappear — but not, of course, vanish
except to our eyes. The roots of the oaks will have their share,
and the white threads of the grasses, and the cushion of moss;
a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole's tunnel;

and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,
will feel themselves being touched."

3 comments:

  1. Nice light here, Joan.

    Nature does "ancient" so very well.

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  3. Mary Oliver leaves me humbled - and exalted. It would make me very happy to be in that cool place.

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