Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Sun

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone--
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance--
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love--
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world--

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

~© Mary Oliver~


justme2006 said...

Clay County Jailbirds new URL:

onefinelady said...

Do you know what MP's website addresses are. The one where you can read about her running for office? As well as the CRPSD site? I can not find them anywhere listed in the bloggs and I would like to check them out.

SmileyTD said...

Hey there. Thanks for the update, JustMe.

OFL, I have a couple of website addy's for her sites. The blog for her campaign WAS (but it seems to not be there now)
and the one for the CRPSD site is .

Southern Boy said...

1-2-3 FLAP!
1-2-3 JUMP!

Whew! Nuffa dat!



Southern Boy said...



How do you pronounce that??


Sounds right either way.

Is that onomatopaeia-ic?

SmileyTD said...

LOL...Are you still makin' sure that you're alive, SB?? :P

This is one of my very favorite poems lately. It delivers a wonderful message. Also, the description is so vivid that I can close my eyes and imagine the warm sun on my skin...and can see it lighting up the world around me. It's a goodern, for sure. :)

As far as CRPSD, I think it's pronounced CRAP-SUD and it's very onomatopoea-ic. LOL I still like "Wheet Wheeeel" better, though. Only one person would sing with me over at Rose's blog. C'mon, you can help me sing it. :P

*'Cause I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover and I'm a sinner. I play my music in the suu-u-uun.*

(As you can see, I have an Ohrwurm. LOL)

Southern Boy said...

I dont like Steve Miller.


SmileyTD said...

LOL...Not even "The Joker"??? I thought everybody liked that song. hehe Ok, ok...I won't make ya' sing it. :P

Southern Boy said...


'_' <(A-face) Get it?


Have A Southern Day

Thanx for not makin me sing.

SmileyTD said...

LMAO!!! Yes, I see it now! hehe :P

And you're welcome for the "not makin' ya' sing" stuff. I wouldn't wanna' have to twist your arm or anything. ;)

Southern Boy said...


However you pronounce it,

Carp-Sud or
Crap-Sud ..
from what Ive heard, its what theyre makin down there at that plant.

SmileyTD said...

LOL...That may very well be the truth. I sometimes wonder.

SmileyTD said...

It turned out to be a gorgeous day today, didn't it?? I feel the exact same way about the sun that the lady who wrote this poem did. Makes me feel soooo good. :)