Just Pay Attention

irisrain

irisglorious

It doesn’t have to be 
the blue iris,
it could be 
weeds
in a vacant lot,
or a few
 small stones;
just 
pay attention, then patch


a few words together
and don’t try
 to make them elaborate.
This isn’t
 a contest but the doorway


into thanks, and a silence
in which 
another voice may speak.
~Mary Oliver

 

The past few years I notice things
I walked by before.
The fleeting moments become more precious,
time pours through my fingers.
It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,
but today it is.
I fall headlong into their depths,
grateful.
Oh so grateful.

rainyiris4

irissunset

4 thoughts on “Just Pay Attention

  1. How Lovely, it’s one of those moments I could feel these beautiful words written on my own heart. Thank you for this ♥

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