Tell me, what is it
you plan to do
with your one
wild and precious
The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver
I fell in love with Mary Oliver‘s poetry in 2010 while I was attending a writing workshop in Taos, NM. A fellow writer loaned me a volume of Mary’s poems because I was unfamiliar with her work. I took the book back to m y room and as I read Mary’s words, I felt as though I had just found a long lost friend.
Four volumes of her poetry now sit on my desk and whenever I feel lost or disconnected I reach for one and find encouragement and validation. Her words challenge me to live fully this one precious life that I’ve been given.
This morning when I opened email, I found the following post on Clarity Works. Mary is ill and they are accepting email letters to her. If you would like to let her know how her work has influenced your life, follow the instructions below.
If you would like to take part in this project, please email a post, no longer than 200 words, to: