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Day 10 (again) - a poem that reminds me of SparkPeople

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I was at my favorite Shabbat service of the month yesterday.

Here is part of a Mary Oliver poem that makes me think of SparkPeople.

from Starlings in Winter

Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly
they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,
dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,
then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can’t imagine
how they do it
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,
this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.
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  • PATSDIARY
    What a great analogy - the poem is very cool, and it is like Spark! Hope you are having a great day!
    Patti
    3868 days ago
  • MEOWMAMA3
    Enchanting! What a lovely poem, and I can love the application to SP!
    3869 days ago
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