Saturday, March 12, 2011

when i am among the trees

When I Am Among the Trees

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
~ Mary Oliver ~

This is a fave (I know I say that a lot of Mary Oliver poems). I shared today at the end of class and students were asking about it so here you are!

Enjoy this sunny Saturday! May you go easy, be filled with light, and shine. :)

**Photo taken by Martin Husch during Mexico Yoga Teacher Training**

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