"Song of the Builders" (again), by Mary Oliver
Updated: Mar 27
Looking for a poem to read this week in class, and inspired by Jack Kornfield and a story that he told in a video I recently watched (scroll down to watch the video), I come back to this poem by Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders". I just noticed that I posted this on November 29, 2016, here it is again!
On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God -
a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside
this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope
it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.
Why I Wake Early, Beacon Press
Check a short video posted by Jack Kornfield on Instagram, telling among other things the story that inspired me to read this poem and post it again on my blog.
Take good care everybody!
Read more Mary Oliver poems:
Long Afternoon At The Edge Of Sister Pond