I love Mary Oliver's poems. I love the way she is able to use words with an austerity that feels inspired, almost like going to church.
Her words look deep into the soul, the yearnings, desires, and hurt we all experience in this life.
In that way she creates community, an underlying wisdom that conveys the great paradox - while we are on one hand following a path all our own in this life, we have fellow travelers on this journey, sharing experience, helping one another to experience God in this realm on our way to the next.
I, for one, am thankful that you are journeying with me, my friend.
"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver