14 October 2014
“To Begin With, the Sweet Grass”
Someday I am going to ask my friend Paulus,
the dancer, the potter,
to make me a begging bowl
which I believe
my soul needs.
And if I come to you,
to the door of your comfortable house
with unwashed clothes and unclean fingernails,
will you put something into it?
I would like to take this chance.
I would like to give you this chance.
--“To Begin With, the Sweet Grass” by Mary Oliver from ‘Evidence’ © Beacon, 2009
Posted by Rachel Johnston at 8:10 am