It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.
Welcome to April! Since April is known as Poetry month, we will be sharing quotes from celebrated poets.
We have featured Mary Oliver several times for Poetry Friday. Hence, it should not be surprising that the rest of our book quotes for this month would contain snippets from Mary Oliver’s wisdom, similar to the one above from her Owls And Other Fantasies (Amazon | Book Depository) – see my feature here.
This exhortation to pay attention to the world and all its beauty and cruelties is a central theme in practically all of Mary Oliver’s poems. Yet in the midst of our preoccupations, it is very seldom that we actually pay attention and remain in the here and now, which is tragic. Reading Mary Oliver gives me pause, and hopefully every Tuesday this month, we give you an opportunity to pay attention as well.