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Poetry, please

Guide Toby Wyatt, top, celebrates a good day of Chinook salmon fishing on the Columbia River. (Rich Landers)
Guide Toby Wyatt, top, celebrates a good day of Chinook salmon fishing on the Columbia River. (Rich Landers)

Sometimes one needs a poem. Here is one from Mary Oliver titled "Logos." Seems liturgically appropriate given Lent is here.

Why worry about the loaves and fishes?
If you say the right words, the wine expands.
If you say them with love
and the felt ferocity of that love
and the felt necessity of that love,
the fish explode into many.
Imagine him, speaking,
and don’t worry about what is reality,
or what is plain, or what is mysterious.
If you were there, it was all those things.
If you can imagine it, it is all those things.
Eat, drink, be happy.
Accept the miracle.
Accept, too, each spoken word
spoken with love.

(S-R archive photo)




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