Friday, 11 February 2011

Thoughtful Friday no. 123



."........When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.


When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

From the Poem "When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver

1 comment:

Tracy said...

That is one of my fave quotes, Sheila... *sigh*... I just love Mary Oliver. And LOVE your new banner--beautiful & fun! Happy Valentine's ((HUGS))