Mary Oliver My Idol

The poet Mary Oliver passed away yesterday. She is a great inspiration. Poetry is not my forte but this is one I wrote:

It’s as though the grove of bamboo knows my heartache

The fierce wind impersonates my troubled mind

I watch the green stalks bend low

They pop against each other like a symphony of the seven trumpets

Armageddon in the bamboo grove

Drowning out the planes and trains and my troubled mind

The wind settles down

The green stalks stand tall again

Rising in glory

Peace returns to the bamboo grove

Peace returns to me


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