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MikeLogan's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 11-30-2006 11:05 AM
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just a bunch of poetry that reminds me of aikido, and vice versa.
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Status: Public
Entries: 4
Comments: 3
Views: 15,805

In General The Kingfisher; Mary Oliver Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 01-05-2008 01:19 PM
The Kingfisher rises out of the black wave
like a blue flower, in his beak
he carries a silver leaf. I think this is
the prettiest world--so long as you don't mind
a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life
that doesn't have its splash of happiness?
There are more fish than there are leaves
on a thousand trees, and anyway the kingfisher
wasn't born to think about it, or anything else.
When the wave snaps shut over his blue head, the water
remains water--hunger is the only story
he has ever heard in his life that he could believe.
I don't say he's right. Neither
do I say he's wrong. Religiously he swallows the silver leaf
with its broken red river, and with a rough and easy cry
I couldn't rouse out of my thoughtful body
if my life depended on it, he swings back
over the bright sea to do the same thing, to do it
(as I long to do something, anything) perfectly.
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