day to day in the studio

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Journey Ahead

Happy New Year!
Cathy Kiffney, ceramic
I looked up and there it was
among the green branches of the pitch pines—

thick bird,
a ruffle of fire trailing over the shoulders and down the back—

color of copper, iron, bronze—
lighting up the dark branches of the pine.

What misery to be afraid of death.
What wretchedness, to believe only in what can be proven.

When I made a little sound
it looked at me, then it looked past me.

Then it rose, the wings enormous and opulent,
and, as I said, wreathed in fire.-- Mary Oliver

1 comment:

  1. Great poem; so appropriate for the day!
    Happy 2014!

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