344. Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost

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I want to make poems that say right out, plainly,
what I mean, that don’t go looking for the
laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to
keep close and use often words like
heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to cherish
the question mark and her bold sister

the dash. I want to write with quiet hands. I
want to write while crossing the fields that are
fresh with daisies and everlasting and the
ordinary grass. I want to make poems while thinking of
the bread of heaven and the
cup of astonishment; let them be

songs in which nothing is neglected,
not a hope, not a promise. I want to make poems
that look into the earth and the heavens
and see the unseeable. I want them to honor
both the heart of faith, and the light of the world;
the gladness that says, without any words, everything.
~Mary Oliver

Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people, praise His holy name. ~Psalm 30:4  ✝

Thank you, Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!

9 thoughts on “344. Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost

  1. oh if my hydrangeas will ever grow back from the near death experience of this winter—I will be so happy–but I must say that I am loving how beautifully green everything is now turning!! There is hope in the depth of color!!!
    I hope you had a warm sunny, painless day filled with great joy of heart!!
    Love to you Natalie—
    cookie

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    • Mine are coming back down at the bottom but I will have to cut off all of the old wood so no new blooms for this year. I’m just glad they ate still alive. I hope yours make it back too. I’m so glad you are seeing some color and sunny days!
      It started out sunny here to day but then the clouds moved in and brought us some much needed rain. Praise the Lord!
      It has been a good and joyous day here. I pray you have a great and very color filled week, Cookie. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂

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