Have wings

Sentiments – on a very cold and wintry New Years Eve morning in Ireland – for the end of this year and the start of a new one:

Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;

I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard. I want

to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.

Mary Oliver, Starlings in Winter

3 thoughts on “Have wings

  1. The same to you, Margaret. Cold here but no snow. Yes, that’s the Cliffs of Moher. On the other side of the country from me, but I always find its heights inspiring. Thanks for your support, Karl

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