Work Of Art

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The world is full of the most amazing things that sit waiting to be seen, to be discovered, to be known and wondered at. How many times have I walked by and missed something special by not paying attention? 

To see something and to do more than just notice it  –  to let it fill your whole consciousness for a moment and then to know with a kind of urgency that this just has to be recorded, expressed, shared – this is making a work of art.

Instructions For Living A Life:

Pay Attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

Mary Oliver

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6 thoughts on “Work Of Art

  1. What a lovely way to start my day, with a Mary Oliver poem. I’ve always loved her work. I’m going to share the poem, and a shout out to you, on my own blog.

    Pam

    1. Thanks Pam! Glad to have given you a good start to the day. I actually discovered Mary Oliver’s poems through WordPress and they really speak to me, as they do to thousands (and probably millions) – worth shouting about!

  2. Love this! So true, whether you are an artist, a poet, an author or a comedian. Observation, delighting in the detail and expressing it so others can glimpse it too… Mary Oliver is so right (and succinct!)

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