Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not So Secret An Admirer


A friend of mine introduced me
to the words of Mary Oliver,
another Mary with words of her own.

They’re some of the greenest I’ve ever read,
like new born twigs with soft velvet leaves,
suckling on raindrops, nuzzling breasts of sun.

A pond is not just an ole fishin’ hole,
nor dogwood blooms a fancy Easter dress; they're
quaint little notes, left, by not so secret an admirer.





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22 comments:

samuru999 said...

Hi Pat
I love your reading!!
Just great!
And, I love this poem!
Thank you!

Margie:)

MB said...

Oh, this makes me smile, Pat!

polona said...

simply beautiful, pat!

like new born twigs with soft velvet leaves,
suckling on raindrops, nuzzling breasts of sun.

wow!

gulnaz said...

They’re some of the greenest I’ve ever read,
like new born twigs with soft velvet leaves,
suckling on raindrops, nuzzling breasts of sun.

Exquisite!!

Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

M. Shahin said...

Some very nice descriptions, and I love the flow and pattern of tranquility you create through the words. Nicely done!

Tim S said...

Green words - can often be the best words - as you have pointed out: Very good!

Masago said...

...appreciate the voice recording. My blind friend was by today and it was cool to let him hear these by the poet himself. Thanks.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

lovely! perfect!

C said...

This deserves a grin. It made me chuckle.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed!

Amalendu said...

Immaculate....

Russell Ragsdale said...

Great Pat! I thought the tranquility was especially wonderful, coming as it is, third step out. It is a real tribute when that can be achieved.

Endment said...

A great tribute.
I enjoy the way you are partnering words.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Hearing your words ...
what a treat!
poem are best heard out loud!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

ps

this poem is lovely! Bravo!

camera shy said...

well said

and i think ms oliver would be proud

Don Iannone said...

Mary Oliver is from Cleveland, as you may know. I share your love for her poetry. Great poem and reading by you too.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Wow that is clever-love the poem and hearing it from your own lips

Anonymous said...

A very pleasant poem with a nice message.

Pat Paulk said...

Margie I love you loving my readings!! Thank you!!

MB, that was worth the poem!!

You know how I feel about wows. Thank you Polona!!!

Thank you Gulnaz!!

Thank you Kai!!

M.Shahin, thank you very much!!

Thanks Tim!!

Vaughn you make me very honored, thank you!!

Andrew, pefectly lovely comment. Thanks!!

C, always glad to supply a grin to a fellow Georgian!!

SB, thank you sir!!

Amalendu, been missing you. How's the baby??

Russell, third step out??Thank you!!

Endment, thank you!!

Tongue In Cheek, thank you!!

p.s. Thank you again!!

Camera Shy, I do love her poetry. Certainly one of my favorites. By the way, no, I never read "Pooh". My education lacks...

Don, yes I knew she was born there. Up there with all the greats in my book!!

Sue, thank you very much!!

Thanks Joyce!!

sage said...

I too enjoy's Mary Oliver's poetry