Quote for Today: Mary Oliver

Roerich, Himalayas, 1933

The Old Poets Of China

Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
Mary Oliver, Why I Wake Early

Image: Himalayas, 1933, Nicholas Roerich

2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Mary Oliver

  1. Jill Reply

    I love this! It feels like a spot-on comment on today’s society still

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      The more things change, the more they stay the same. Thanks for reading!

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