Poetry Thursday-Prose Poems

Being totally unfamiliar with prose poetry, I turned to the one I consider “the master” of all things poetry. I wasn’t disappointed

Thirst
Another morning and I wake with thirst
for the goodness I do not have. I walk
out to the pond and all the way God has
given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord,
I was never a quick scholar but sulked
and hunched over my books past the
hour and the bell; grant me, in your
mercy, a little more time. Love for the
earth and love for you are having such a
long conversation in my heart. Who
knows what will finally happen or
where I will be sent, yet already I have
given a great many things away, expect-
ing to be told to pack nothing, except the
prayers which, with this thirst, I am
slowly learning.
~Mary Oliver~
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8 thoughts on “Poetry Thursday-Prose Poems

  1. Becca,
    Mary Oliver was a great writter because she had some great insights and wrote about them in a beautiful way. She can make a believer out of the most jaded cynic.
    Thanks for sharing a prime example of prose poetry for us to gage our own feeble efforts against. 😉
    rel

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