Close to the edge. Almost
bunch up and boil down
from the north of the white bear.
~ Mary Oliver ‘Cold Poem’
On my Christmas list this year I requested some poetry by Mary Oliver an author I only discovered from my friends on the other side of the Atlantic. I love the sparseness of her words the absolute honesty and grittiness . So please indulge me as I work my way through the two volumes almost treating the words as if they were precious a kind of unraveling like opening a gift that has many layers.
It is the time that many people choose a word for the year, I have tried this two years running and it has just not stuck with me. So this year I’m going to ponder longer and maybe not choose a word until later in 2014.
So my blog readers I wish you a Happy New Year, may the year ahead bring you joy, love and fulfilment and thanks for your kind words of encouragement I truly treasure every comment.
Sending Kim and John love on their cancer journey, may 2014 see the journey completed and a new chapter in their lives begin.
Linking with Kim for Texture Tuesday using one of her Pinterest textures (number 3)